Denmark Strives to Ban Harmful Chemicals in Food Packaging

September 26, 2019

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Food Minister Mogens Jensen of Denmark issued a press release on September 3, 2019, announcing a ban on PFAS in paper and cardboard food packaging. PFAS are human-made chemicals that add a water- and grease-repellent quality to paper and cardboard surfaces (including parchment paper, pizza boxes, and fast food wrappers). But there is evidence that exposure to PFAS may lead to various long-term health problems in humans as the chemicals are suspected of being carcinogenic, according to the press release. The Danish Veterinary and Food Administration has long advised against the use of such chemicals in cardboard and paper for food packaging. Minister Jensen says he does not want to put the Danish population at risk any longer and can no longer wait for the European Union to act.

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