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FDA Amends Food Additive Regulation for the Use of PFCs in Food Packaging

December 14, 2016

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has amended the Food Additive Regulation involving the use of long-chain perfluorinated compounds (PFCs) used in “grease-proof” food packaging.

The amendment decides to no longer authorize the use of long-chain PFCs for specific food-contact uses such as coatings on fast-food wrappers, to-go boxes, and pizza boxes. The decision is based from the abandonment of the industry to use such compounds.

The decision is open for comments and objections from November 22, 2016 until December 22, 2016.

Source URL: FDA Removes Approval for the Use of PFCs in Food Packaging Based on the Abandonment