SGS Help Manufacturers Understand Current PFAS Restrictions in the US and Europe

SGS, the world’s leading testing, inspection and certification company, has published a Consumer Compact article looking at regulatory action surrounding per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) in food packaging and other consumer goods.

PFAS are recognized as harmful ‘forever chemicals’. A recent US study has found evidence of PFAS in a variety food packaging products, leading to calls for a nationwide ban. In the US, several states and cities do currently regulate PFAS, but the level of restriction is dependent on the jurisdiction. In the EU, restrictions are governed by a variety of regulations, including REACH.

SGS’s Consumer Compact article looks at the issue of PFAS, details the restrictions that are currently being enforced in the US and Europe and considers what manufacturers can do to find alternatives.

Read the original Consumer Compact article, ‘Regulators Move to Protect Consumers from Harmful PFAS in Food Packaging’.

SGS Solution

SGS’s technical experts have extensive experience of testing materials and articles in contact with food. They ensure products meet the appropriate regulations for food contact materials, including requirements relating to PFAS. With a comprehensive range of testing services, expert advice on emerging regulations and compliance issues, and efficient documentation review solutions, SGS delivers a one-stop shop solution for all food contact material products. In the end, it’s only trusted because it’s tested. Learn more about SGS Food Contact Material services.

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