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State Laws Restricting PFAS In Food Packaging Begin Taking Effect: What You Should Know

By January 20, 2023January 24th, 2023PFAS in the news

Over the past few years, state and federal lawmakers across the country have proposed and even enacted a slew of new laws prohibiting or limiting the use of per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) in consumer products, including food packaging, cosmetics, cookware, toys, and textiles. While attempts to amend the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetics Act to prohibit the sale of food packaging containing “intentionally added” PFAS into interstate commerce have been unsuccessful to date, a number of state laws begin to take effect this year. Though the definition of “intentionally added” PFAS or similar term varies from state to state, it generally means the deliberate addition of PFAS for an intended function or technical effect. Read more…