In apress releasepublished on August 10, 2020, the US non-governmental organization (NGO)Safer Chemicals, Healthy Families (SCHF)announced the release oftwo guides forgrocery storesandquick-service restaurantsoffering “straightforward steps for chains to make sure their food packaging is truly free of all PFAS (per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances).” The guides, developed by theSCHF’sMind the Store Campaignin partnership withToxic-Free Futures, aim to help “find a clear path to adopt and implement policies to go PFAS-free.”

SCHF’s investigative campaigns have repeatedly demonstrated PFAS’ presence in the food contact articles sourced from restaurants (FPFreported) and grocery stores (FPFreported). The NGO urges food service providers to “do more to get these unnecessary toxic chemicals out of food contact materials” and deems it “critically important . . . to ban the entire PFAS calls, not just some PFAS chemicals.”

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Jen Dickman (August 10, 2020). “How retailers can stop packaging food with ‘forever chemicals.

Chemical Watch (August 10, 2020). “US NGO publishes guidance for restaurants, grocery chains to eliminate PFASs.

References

Mind the StoreCampaign(August 10, 2020). “A guide for grocery chains: Banning PFAS in food-contact materials.(pdf)

Mind the StoreCampaign(August 10, 2020). “一个快餐服务连锁餐厅指南:Banning PFAS in food-contact materials.(pdf)

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