flavor worker


  1. One who works in the industrial production of food products.

This term could be useful in Omnivore’s Dilemma style criticism of industrial food production, especially considering the context:

Since the first California case of popcorn workers lung was diagnosed just over two years ago, state health officials have screened workers at each of the state’s 29 food-flavoring plants, looking for breathing trouble. The screenings lay the groundwork for state regulation of diacetyl and provide the first comprehensive data on flavoring workers outside popcorn plants. —Sonya Geis, “Flavoring Suspected in Illness,” Washington Post, 7 May 2007

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