Ban PFAS in Food Containers Bill vs PFAS Manufacturers and Big Chemical

The bipartisan bill known as “Keep Food Containers Safe from PFAS Act” is getting another chance among legislators with S.3169 – Keep Food Containers Safe from PFAS Act of 2021. The purpose of the legislation is to amend the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act to prohibit the introduction or delivery for introduction into interstate commerce of food packaging containing intentionally added PFAS chemicals.

EPA proposing setting PFAS limits in wastewater

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced plans this week for regulation that would for the first time set limits on levels of per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances, or PFAS*, that certain manufacturers and users of the chemical compound discharge in wastewater.