SGS Informs Stakeholders About Changes to Rhode Island’s Ban on PFAS in Food Packaging

SGS, the world’s leading testing, inspection and certification company, has published a SafeGuardS to keep stakeholders up to date with the latest changes affecting food packaging rules in Rhode Island, USA.

In June 2023, the state governor signed S 0724 Substitute A as amended (Chapter 258, 2023)/H 5861 Substitute A as amended (Chapter 257, 2023). This delays an amendment to the state’s Toxic Packaging Reduction Act that will prohibit the intentional adding of per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) to food packaging, which was originally approved in June 2022.

The provision was originally to come into effect on January 1, 2024. Following the recent update, the provision will now come into effect on July 31, 2024.

SGS Food Contact Material Services
SGS’s technical experts have extensive experience of testing materials and articles in contact with food. They can ensure that your products meet the appropriate regulations for food contact materials and pave the way for compliance. SGS offers the full range of testing, including migration tests, along with expert advice on emerging regulations, compliance issues and documentation review. In the end, it’s only trusted because it’s tested. Learn more about SGS’s Food Contact Material Services. []

SGS SafeGuardS keep you up to date with the latest news and developments in the consumer goods industry. Read the Rhode Island, USA, Delays Ban on PFAS in Food Packaging SafeGuardS.

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For further information contact:

Dr. HingWo Tsang
Global Information and Innovation Manager
Tel: (+852) 2774 7420

Melanie Tamayo
Senior Technical Manager
Tel: + 1 312 414 9394

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