The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) issued a Stop Sale, Use, or Removal Order (SSURO) to Pathway Investment Corp., Englewood, N.J., for violation of the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA) (Docket No. FIFRA 02-2014-5102) with respect to the sale of plastic food storage containers that contain an unregistered antimicrobial pesticide.
Using solutions containing peroxyacetic acid (PAA) to reduce contamination from pathogens on poultry carcasses and meat would not pose toxicity concerns, concluded the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) in a scientific opinion. EFSA issued the Scientific Opinion on PAA in response to a request from the European Commission based on an application dossier submitted by the U.S.
The European Union's (EU) Biocidal Products Regulation (BPR) (Regulation (EU) No. 528/2012), which entered into force on September 1, 2013, includes food-contact materials and articles in its scope. This is in contrast to the Biocidal Products Directive (BPD), which specifically excluded food-contact materials and articles. The BPD was repealed by the BPR.