Talk:Microwave popcorn

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Problems[edit]

There are several problems with this article:

  • There are many types of bags used to hold or cook popcorn. Most of the text discusses "microwave popcorn bags". Let's change the title of the article to match this.
  • The article discusses dangerous chemicals in popcorn bags. No, the chemicals (if any) are in the butter flavoring and not the bag. This needs clarifying.
  • Several citations are not Reliable Sources. Some are blogs or newspapers. Lets clean house and use better and verifiable sources.
  • Plain paper bags can be used to cook popcorn but without the concentrated heat, it takes longer with more uncooked popcorn.

Pkgx (talk) 18:12, 22 September 2011 (UTC)

Mostly done; Please make other improvements in this article. Pkgx (talk) 15:07, 29 October 2011 (UTC)

Plain paper bags are not made from FDA approved food contact and pose other risks. The chemicals that were an issue in butter flavors have removed by most of the popcorn industry, most of them doing so years ago when the issue first arose. The chemicals in the bag that are in question have also been removed by the paper manufacturers and if they are present they are at levels that are below the ability of today's technology to detect. — Preceding unsigned comment added by HDV275 (talkcontribs) 16:03, 13 May 2014 (UTC)

Snack section isn't written in a competent tone, but more of a marketing style. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 90.217.177.93 (talk) 02:42, 22 May 2013 (UTC)

Mustards33d (talk) 00:53, 24 July 2013 (UTC) This article makes no mention of PFOA used in the making of the microwave popcorn bags. Dupont is voluntarily removing/replacing the PFOA by 2015. I think that this is an important thing to mention in that there is no debate as to whether PFOAs are included in the bag and PFOAs are linked to increased cholesterol and uric acid levels, and recently higher serum levels of PFOA were found to be associated with increased risk of chronic kidney disease in the general United States population (I copied that part from the Perfluorononanoic acid page. Can someone help me with editing the page? I will give it a go, if no one responds.

year[edit]

-- What year was the idea of microwave popcorn introduced?-- — Preceding unsigned comment added by 4.245.38.163 (talk) 00:11, 17 September 2012 (UTC)

PFOA[edit]

I've no clue what relevance PFOA has to pop microwave popcorn. The only mention is that home made solutions offer "less exposure" to it. Seeing as the article doesn't mention any exposure to it previously, should it really be mentioned at all? I tagged PFOA in the article with "citation needed" as I'm not certain it shouldn't be included, but at the same time clearly it's relevance must be clarified. What with PFOA being a carcinogen.

m8e39 23:41, 2 February 2016 (UTC)


Perfluorooctanoic acid is used in the linings of some microwave popcorn bags to prevent oil from soaking through the paper. Exposure in people who live or work near plants that produce PFOA has been associated with kidney and testicular cancers, Emory University scientists reported in 2013. It may also be associated with infertility in women according to a University of California Los Angeles study. And a 2012 Harvard School of Public Health study found that it may reduce the effectiveness of some childhood vaccines. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 212.251.191.159 (talk) 11:54, 12 March 2016 (UTC)