Freshen Up Gum
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Freshen Up is a chewing gum with flavored gels inside manufactured by Adams in Brasil. Current flavours include cinnamon, peppermint, spearmint and bubble gum and a fruit variation was offered in the 1970s.
The product was launched in 1975. In 1976 an explosion of the Freshen Up gum manufacturing line at the American Chicle factory in Queens, New York killed six workers. The New York State Supreme Court justice in Queens dismissed the manslaughter and homicide charges against the Warner-Lambert Company and the four executives the following year.
- "Executives Indicted in Blast. Chewing Gum Plant Blast Kills Six". Associated Press. August 19, 1977. Retrieved 2011-03-31. "Warner Lambert ... chewing gum factory that killed six persons last November. ... to accumulate in an area where freshen-up gum was being manufactured. ..."
- "Gum Plant Cleared Of Crimes in a Blast Killing Six in 1976; Gum Company Cleared of Crimes". New York Times. February 16, 1978. Retrieved 2011-03-31. "A State Supreme Court justice in Queens yesterday dismissed manslaughter and homicide charges against the Warner-Lambert Company and four of its executives in connection with the ..."
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