In an article published on March 29, 2018, regulatory news provider Chemical Watch informed that the U.S. non-profit organizations Center for Environmental Health (CEH) and Campaign for Healthier Solutions are calling on discount retailers to take action on chemicals of concern in products sold in their stores. In particular, the organizations currently focus on the use of per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFASs) in microwave oven popcorn bags. They ask budget retailers to i) adopt a chemicals policy, ii) tell microwave popcorn manufacturers to stop using PFASs in bags, and iii) sell popcorn kernels in non-microwavable packaging.

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Chemical Watch (March 29, 2018). “U.S. NGOs pressurize discount retailers over PFASs in popcorn bags.