On October 17, 2014 Germany submitted a restriction proposal for perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA, CAS 335-67-1) to the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA). In their proposal, Germany suggests that PFOA and its salts shall not be manufactured, used or placed on the market as a substance on its own, constituent of other substance, in a mixture or in articles. PFOA is used as a non-stick agent in packaging. The substance is authorized for use in repeated use food contact articles in Europe. By submitting the dossier Germany suggests to include PFOA on Annex XV of the European chemical regulation REACH. The dossier was prepared as a joint project of Germany and Norway.

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ECHA (October 17, 2014). “Submitted restriction proposals – PFOA.