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Washington State’s Department of Ecology (Ecology) hosted a webinar on Hazard and Exposure Methodology and Decision Rules concerning Perfluoroalkyl and Polyfluoroalkyl Substances (PFASs) in food packaging on February 11, 2020. Washington’s Toxics in Packaging Law (RCW 70.95G) was amended in 2018 to include a ban on PFAS in food packaging that will take effect following the identification of safer alternative products. 

How Do You Determine if a Functional Barrier Exists?

FDA does not provide specific criteria for what constitutes a functional barrier. We would like to test a material that would coat a cup made of...

What are FDA Regulations Concerning UV Coatings?

Can a UV coating be used on the outside of a paper cup if properly cured?

Does French BPA Ban Apply to Coatings on Outside of Package?

Does the French ban of BPA in all packaging, containers, and utensils intended to be used in direct contact with food, effective January 1, 2015...

Can Substances Cleared in Section 175.300 Be Cross-Referenced into Other Regulations?

I understand that substances permitted for use in coatings, according to 21 C.F.R. Part 175.300, are also permitted to be used in adhesives (175...

How is the Cross-Reference in Section 176.170(a)(4) Interpreted?

In 21 CFR part 176.170, it is indicated that substances that can be safely used as component of uncoated or coated food contact surface of paper...

What are the Requirements for BPA in France?

Is BPA is still under scrutiny and banned in France? Are other Bisphenol type materials (e.g., BPF) regulated or going to be under pressure...