Re: [Scouter_T] FYI: Trails End Microwave Popcorn
- Trails End popcorn has issued a statement saying they no longer use the chemical in their popcorn..........
Ilively@... wrote: This was forwarded from my Scout Exec today just as an article about microwave popcorn hit our local paper.
I saw an article a few days ago concerning someone who developed lung disease from the fumes of microwaving popcorn several times a day for years. They also state, "We cannot be sure that this patient's exposure to butter flavored microwave popcorn from daily heavy preparation has caused his lung disease," cautioned Dr. Cecile Rose. "However, we have no other plausible explanation." Rose is a pulmonary specialist at Denver's National Jewish Medical and Research Center.
With "Popcorn Season" soon upon us, we should be aware that our Scouts/Venturers may receive resistance to the purchase of the microwave popcorn.
Trails End has a flier about their popcorn being Diacetyl Free. (I have a copy if you're interested. )
- Juniata Valley Council
As you may be aware, there has been a lot of media attention about microwave
popcorn. More specifically about diacetyl which is the butter flavoring ingredient.
Diacetyl is found in many other brands of microwave popcorn, pastries, cake
mixes, flour, cookies, crackers, frozen foods, potato chips, and candy.
Diacetyl has recently come under increased scrutiny, with California
considering a bill to ban its use in the state by 2010. Connecticut state
representative Rosa Delauro has asked the Food and Drug Administration (FDA)
to consider a similar ban. Although diacetyl has long been considered safe
for use in consumer food products, the flavoring has been cited as a
possible source of injury to certain employees of food companies who may
have inhaled large dosages of diacetyl while mixing it under unsafe
conditions. We follow strict safety guidelines in manufacturing our
products, so we've had no incidents among our associates related to diacetyl
We are pleased to report that as a leader in the popcorn industry, we are
the first microwave popcorn brand to eliminate the flavoring ingredient
diacetyl from our microwave popcorn products. Trails-End(r) Popcorn with our
new flavor formulation is now shipping to Councils - with NO DIACETYL. Your
customers will enjoy the same great buttery flavor that they are used to.
Trail's End Popcorn
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> Posted by: "Connie Knie" cknie23100@...The Trails End flyer is available here:
> Date: Thu Sep 6, 2007 1:42 pm ((PDT))
> Trails End popcorn has issued a statement saying they no longer
> use the chemical in their popcorn..........
Fred Goodwin, UC