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Three Chemical Makers Drop PFAS Food Wrappers in FDA Deal (2)

July 31, 2020, 6:18 PMUpdated: July 31, 2020, 9:06 PM

Some grease-proof fast food wrappers will ditch potentially dangerous chemicals after three companies voluntarily agreed to phase out the compounds over the next several years, the FDA announced Friday.

AGC Chemicals Americas, Daikin America, and Archroma Management all agreed to phase out sales of compounds used in food packaging that have a certain type of fluorotelomer alcohol in them. Fluorotelomer alcohol is part of the family of per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances or PFAS, which are also used in carpeting and nonstick cookware.

The Food and Drug Administration hasn’t yet regulated PFAS in food packaging, but it has studied...

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