SGS, the world’s leading testing, inspection and certification company, has published SafeGuardS 147.23 to keep stakeholders up to date with proposals to ban per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) in specific food packaging in Maine, USA.
In October 2023, the Maine Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) started a 38-day consultation over the latest version of its proposal to revise Chapter 80 ‘Reduction of Toxics in Packaging’.
SGS has published SafeGuardS 147.23 to provide a short summary of the latest proposal, which includes details of an exemption and the revised plan to ban nine types of food packaging made from plant fibers that contain intentionally added PFAS.
Stakeholders are advised to review SGS’s original SafeGuardS 147.23 for more information.
The DEP is accepting comments until November 30, 2023
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For further information contact:
Dr. HingWo Tsang
Global Information and Innovation Manager
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Senior Technical Manager, SGS NA.
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