FDA, Industry Actions End Sales of PFAS Used in US Food Packaging

FDA, Industry Actions End Sales of PFAS Used in US Food Packaging

Today, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration is announcing that grease-proofing materials containing per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) are no longer being sold for use in food packaging in the U.S. This means the major source of dietary exposure to PFAS from food packaging like fast-food wrappers, microwave popcorn bags, take-out paperboard containers and pet food bags is being eliminated.

What is PFAS?

PFAS are a group of man-made chemicals that includes PFOA, PFOS, GenX, and many others. These compounds have been made and used in a variety of industries around the globe since the 1940s.  PFAS have become a global environmental concern due to their persistence in the environment and potential health risks.

Today's announcement marks the fulfillment of a voluntary commitment by manufacturers to not sell food contact substances containing certain PFAS intended for use as grease-proofing agents in the U.S. This FDA-led effort represents a positive step forward as we continue to reevaluate chemicals authorized for use with, and in, food. It underscores an important milestone in the protection of U.S. consumers from potentially harmful food-contact chemicals.

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