FDA Bans Chemicals in Food Packaging Coatings Update

FDA Bans Food Packing Chemicals

Perfluoroalkyl Ethyl Toxicity Concerns in Food Packaging In January 2016, the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) published a final rule that prohibited the use of three specific perfluoroalkyl ethyl containing chemicals because of toxicity concerns. These chemicals had been in use to make paper and paperboard packaging resistant to oil and water for use […]

Media Reports Fluorinated Compounds in U.S. Fast Food Packaging

Chemicals Found in Fast Food Packaging  A number of news outlets have recently reported, referred to, and quoted the findings of a study conducted in 2014-15 by Silent Spring Institute. The study was published in the journal, “Environmental Science & Technology Letters.” It reported on the finding of chemical substances (fluorinated compounds), that have been […]

UV/EB FDA Clearance For Direct Food Contact

Direct Food Contact Coatings

UV/EB Materials Since March 2008, Ultraviolet (UV) and Electron Beam (EB) ink, coating and adhesive formulations have been used in direct contact with food products. The change came about due to the efforts of the RadTech Food Packaging Alliance which was able to obtain FDA clearance for a number of UV/EB raw materials. This important FDA […]

FDA Bans Chemicals in Food Packaging Coatings

Food Contact Coatings

FDA Banned Three Perfluoroalkyl Ethyl Containing Chemicals The U. S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) has banned three specific perfluoroalkyl ethyl containing chemicals because of toxicity concerns. The chemicals have been used to make paper and paperboard packaging resistant to oil and water for use in contact with aqueous and fatty foods. Affected is 21 […]

7 Essentials of FDA Food Contact Coatings

FDA: Regulations to Ensure Safety of the Food Supply Congress, in 1958 enacted the Food Additives Amendment to the Federal Food, Drug and Cosmetic Act (FFDCA). This action gave the U. S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) authority to ensure the safety of food by regulating food additives that may be either directly or indirectly […]