FDA Issues New Regulations Nixing PFCs in Food Packaging

FDA Issues New Regulations Nixing PFCs in Food Packaging

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration revised its packaging regulations so that use of two long-chain perfluorinated compounds (PFCs) used in “grease-proof” food packaging is no longer permitted. The FDA made clear that the new regulation was not the result of a safety evaluation, but rather by the fact that manufacturers have voluntarily stopped using these products, which have become the subject of safety concerns. [11/22/16]

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