Senate Ban On PFAS In Food Wrapping May Snag Class-Action Defense

June 23, 2022
The Senate health committee in a bipartisan vote has approved legislation that directs the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to ban the use of per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) in food packaging, a measure that would effectively reverse a recent FDA decision on the safe use of PFAS that is being cited by fast food giant McDonald’s as a defense in a class-action lawsuit. The legislation was approved as an amendment offered by Sens. Maggie Hassan (D-NH) and Lisa Murkowski...

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