Feds investigate health risks posed by diacetyl

Feds investigate health risks posed by diacetyl

A potential health hazard unknown to the foodservice industry until just a few months ago is drawing the attention of federal and state authorities who are trying to determine whether kitchen workers exposed to an artificial butter flavoring used in some cooking oils and sprays might be at risk.

Federal health researchers and Washington state regulators are in the preliminary stages of gauging the flavoring’s effects on restaurant workers in kitchens on the East and West coasts.

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