FDA reminds industry players on use of fluorinated polyethylene as food contact surfaces

U.S -The Food and Drug Administration (FDA), agency responsible for the safety and security of the United States’ (U.S) food supply, has issued a letter reminding food industry manufacturers, distributors, and users of fluorinated polyethylene food contact articles, that only certain fluorinated polyethylene containers are authorized for food contact use. The agency said it took this step to ensure that food packaging manufacturers that produce, use or distribute fluorinated polyethylene food contact containers are aware of FDA’s regulation pertaining to requirements for fluorinating polyethylene containers used with food. Susan Mayne,…

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