On December 11, 2018, from 07:00 to 08:00 pm Central European Time (CET), the U.S. non-profit organizations Safer Chemicals, Healthy Families (SCHF) and Toxic-Free Future will hold a webinar on a new report entitled “Take out toxics: PFAS chemicals in food packaging.” The report will be released on the same day and “discusses the results of testing food packaging and food contact materials from five of the nation’s largest grocery chains to see which were likely treated with PFAS chemicals.”

Per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFASs) are toxic and persistent chemicals that are “often used to treat paper food packaging products for water and grease resistance,” the two organizations explain. PFAS-containing materials “can contaminate the food they come into contact with and, after being discarded, can contaminate landfills and compost,” they further highlight.

The webinar will cover “the test results, alternatives to PFAS-treated materials and recommendations for retailers and regulators.” Registration is now open.

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SCHF and Toxic-Free Future (2018). “New report on PFAS chemicals in food packaging.