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CA Bill to Ensure Safer Food Packaging Passes in Assembly

The California Assembly took another step to protect Californians from toxic, “forever” PFAS chemicals by passing  Assembly Bill 1200 (Ting) today.  AB 1200 would help make our food and our environment safer by banning the use of toxic, “forever” PFAS chemicals in food-packaging made from plant-derived fibers, building on food packaging legislation passed last year in New York and last year’s passage of SB 1044 in California, phasing out PFAS in firefighting foam. The bill would also require disclosure of the use of chemicals like PFAS and bisphenols (BPA, BPS, etc.) in cookware such as pots and pans. Finally, the bill would ban misleading claims on cookware such as “PFOA-free” or “BPA-free” when other chemicals in the same chemical family have been used on the products. Read more…