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The Future of Diacetyl

Posted: September 5, 2007

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And now, ConAgra (Omaha, NE), the largest US microwave popcorn maker, announces that it will replace diacetyl within the next year. Brands like Orville Redenbacher and Act II will now be diacetyl-free.

Given the momentum of media attention and the preemptive moves of Weaver and ConAgra, the future of diacetyl appears uncertain.

For more information, visit the Flavor and Extract Manufacturers Association’s “Respiratory Health and Safety in the Flavor Manufacturing Workplace” page at www.femaflavor.org/html/public/respiratory_safety.html.