A small coffee roastery in Minnesota was served with a citation last week for diacetyl levels exceeding the legal maximum. Steve Olsen, who owns Custom Roasting, Inc., located in Buffalo, says he was shocked when the company received the $1,250 fine. “I’ve been doing this for 28 years and I have no lung issues whatsoever,” he said. The citation, based on tests taken last October, states the diacetyl levels were steady at .026 parts per million (ppm). The the legal short-term exposure maximum is .02 ppm. “Our ventilation isn’t terrible, we have a large room, we have fans, things like that, we ... Read More
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