California OKs Bill To Ban PFAS In Food Packages, Require Cookware Labels

September 9, 2021
California lawmakers have sent to Gov. Gavin Newsom (D) a bill to ban use of perfluoroalkyl and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) in paper-based food packaging starting in 2023, and require cookware makers to disclose the use of PFAS and other toxic chemicals in their products, joining a growing list of states barring use of PFAS in certain products. “When it comes to our food, we must ensure safety. Under federal regulations, companies are allowed to self-certify that a chemical they’ve added...

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