Impacts of upcoming changes on food businesses


News — Washington DC – An upcoming event will feature expert views on PFAS – per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances – and the impact of upcoming changes to how they are managed on packagers and food businesses.

The IAFNS is hosting a webinar on Nov. 14 titled “Federal and State Efforts to Restrict PFAS: Impact on Food Businesses” from 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. ET. Register here.

PFAS chemicals are grease resistant, heat resistant and durable compounds with wide applications in industrial and household products. Some PFAS have been associated with health problems at certain levels of exposure.

Federal and state regulators are stepping up their scrutiny of the potential presence of PFAS in food and food packaging. In 2021, the Environmental Protection Agency announced the PFAS Strategic Roadmap, setting out an integrated approach to find, restrict and remediate PFAS.

More recently, seven states passed legislation banning the use of PFAS in food packaging, with far-reaching laws taking effect in December 2022 and January 2023. This webinar will highlight state laws and actions at the federal government and their impact on food businesses. and packaging suppliers.

The webinar will also highlight EPA’s actions under the PFAS strategic roadmap and preview actions expected later this year and beyond.

The following topics and speakers will be featured:

“EPA Actions to Address PFAS Under the PFAS Strategic Roadmap”

  • Matt Klasen, PFAS Advisory Director, US EPA.

“US Briefing on Federal and State PFAS Legislation/Regulatory Updates”

  • Martin Hahn, Partner, Hogan Lovells
  • Xin Tao, lawyer, Hogan Lovells.

Current IAFNS programs address packaging safety and sustainability, including cutting-edge issues in chemical safety and food products and production.

Join us for the webinar: register here.

The Institute for the Advancement of Food and Nutrition Sciences (IAFNS) is committed to leading positive change in the food and beverage ecosystem. The webinar mentioned above is supported by the IAFNS Food Packaging Safety and Sustainability Committee. The IAFNS is a science-based, 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization uniquely positioned to mobilize government, industry, and academia to conduct, fund, and direct actionable research.


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