Reuters) - At least one man who
ate several bags of butter-flavored microwave popcorn each day has developed a life-threatening lung disease possibly caused by an
additive in the popcorn, his doctor says, and
The U.S. Food and Drug
Administration said on Wednesday it received a report from a
The nation's largest microwave popcorn maker, ConAgra Foods Inc.(CAG), says it will change the recipe for its Orville Redenbacher and Act II brands over the next year to remove a flavoring chemical linked to a lung ailment in popcorn plant workers.
The decision comes a day after a doctor at a leading lung research hospital said in a warning letter to federal regulators that consumers, not just factory workers, may be in danger from fumes from buttery flavoring in microwave popcorn.(Read entire article)