Per- and Polyfluoroalkyl Substances (PFAS) have prompted the need for proactive strategies and solutions as critical environmental and health concerns are amassing. With thousands of uses for PFAS since its creation in the 1940s, from cookware to food packaging, regulations have been differing from federal to state, leaving the food industry community concerned. The FDA has authorized certain PFAS for use in specific food contact applications, yet state-level and federal regulations are differing. Consequently, the regulatory bodies have intensified their focus on PFAS, enacting measures to mitigate its presence in consumer products and the environment.
Breaking down PFAS regulations
You may ask yourself, “How am I supposed to comply with complicated federal and state regulations? How do I integrate this with my supply chain partners?” If you’re confused about what to make of the current state of PFAS regulations, you’re not alone. In this on-demand webinar, we want to support your task of understanding the environment and how you can address the use of PFAS in your supply chain. With a quick overview of PFAS, from its origins and applications to its current impact on health and the environment, we focus on the ensuing regulatory challenges and arm you with knowledge and tools to tackle them head on.
Addressing the complex issue of PFAS requires concerted efforts. Leading the conversation is Dr. Ioan Paraschiv, global leader with knoell. As a global regulatory experts understand compliance around PFAS and how manufacturers and distributors can address these forever chemicals in food packaging. At TraceGains, we have taken significant strides to confront the PFAS challenge head-on to understand better where our industry partners could benefit from support. Earlier this year, we established a dedicated Food Contact Working Group, which unearthed valuable insights into PFAS and other substances of concern in food contact materials.
Food packaging and food safety with PFAS
Empowering customers is our goal, and understanding the problem is the root. With insights gathered, tracing contacted materials through certificates and forms has been shown to allow for greater visibility into your supply chain to help mitigate the concern for PFAS usage. The forms integrate existing food safety standards while introducing new criteria specifically designed to address substances of concern, allowing you more visibility down to the ingredient level.
Join the conversation to deepen understanding and foster collaboration to address PFAS and related challenges in the food packaging industry. By leveraging insights from industry experts and regulatory developments, we want to empower you with the knowledge and tools to make informed decisions about your packaging materials. Together, we can pave the way toward safer, more sustainable food packaging solutions prioritizing human health and environmental well-being.
In this webinar, you’ll discover:
- A holistic PFAS impact and understanding of PFAS origins, applications, and challenges; gaining insights into its environmental and health concerns.
- How to navigate the complex global, federal, and state PFAS regulations and where to source information on regulation guidance.
- How to equip your team with powerful tools like compliance certificates and customized forms to deal with food packaging concerns, such as PFAS and other contaminants.