Unpopped Popcorn Kernels

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Throw out unpopped kernels (from the bottom of the bowl) as soon as possible, especially if toddlers or young children are around.

Most cases of choking on popcorn involve unpopped kernels. That’s one reason why the “Kernel Katcher” was invented. The other reason it was invented (by a dentist) was to prevent broken teeth.

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Did You Know?!

A 2013 report stated that, from 2001 to 2009, an average of 12,435 children (14 years old or younger) per year were treated in US Emergency Rooms because of food-related choking.[Ref:1]