On May 4, 2018, the National Food Institute of the Technical University of Denmark (DTU Food) published a report on poly- and perfluoroalkyl substances (PFASs) in paper and board food contact materials (FCMs). The report is based on a workshop of the Nordic countries that was organized by DTU Food and the Danish Veterinary and Food Administration (DVFA) and was held in 2015. The aim of the workshop was to i) get an overview of the use of PFASs in paper and board FCMs (including toxicity and migration of substances), ii) get an overview of appropriate risk assessments of PFASs to be used as basis for specific regulations or recommendations, iii) get an overview of suitable analytical methods for analyzing and regulating PFASs in food simulants and/or food, and iv) discuss possible national regulations or Nordic recommendations on PFASs in paper and board FCMs.

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Miriam Meister (May 4, 2018). “Nordic recommendations for fluorinated substances in food packaging.DTU Food

Andrew Turley (May 15, 2018). “Experts support action on PFASs in paper, board FCMs.Chemical Watch


Trier, X., et al. (March 2018). “PFAS in paper and board for food contact – Options for risk management of poly- and perfluorinated substances.Nordic Council of Ministers (pdf)