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Report Finds Evidence of Potentially Toxic Chemicals in Food Chain Packaging

August 07, 2020 / Kevin Loria

When you pick up a fast-food burger and fries or a grain bowl at a restaurant, you’re probably thinking more about the food you’re about to eat than the packaging it comes in. But a new report finds that some food packaging—burger boxes, wrappers, disposable bowls, and bags for french fries, sides, and desserts—used at popular restaurants such as McDonald’s, Sweetgreen, and Wendy’s may contain potentially hazardous PFAS chemicals. These chemicals help prevent grease and oil from seeping through the packaging.