SGS Summarizes Delay to Rhode Island Ban on PFAS in Food Packaging

SGS, the world’s leading testing, inspection and certification company, has published a SafeGuardS on the further postponement to Rhode Island’s ban on per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) in food packaging.

Measures to prohibit intentionally added food packaging PFAS were approved in 2022. The ban’s effective date in law was then postponed to July 31, 2024. This latest postponement was mandated by the governor of Rhode Island on June 17, 2024, pushing the effective date of the ban back by six months.

SGS experts publish SafeGuardS to keep stakeholders informed about regulatory changes that will impact their ability to operate. SafeGuardS 099.24 provides a useful summary of the latest postponement to Rhode Island’s ban on PFAS in food packaging. In addition, it contains details of a provision to consider a regulated chemical as intentionally added if it is detected in the final packaging or packaging component. The regulated chemical might have been used as a processing agent, mold release agent or intermediate. This will apply from July 1, 2027.

Stakeholders should review the original SafeGuardS 099.24 for more details.  

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SGS offers a comprehensive range of testing services to help manufacturers and suppliers ensure their products are safe and comply with national and international regulations concerning harmful chemicals. In the end, it’s only trusted because it’s tested. Learn more about SGS Chemical Testing Services.

SGS SafeGuardS keep you up to date with the latest news and developments in the consumer goods industry. Read the full Rhode Island, U.S.A., 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, SGS NA.
Tel: (+ 1) 312 414 9394

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