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What is the Keep Food Containers Safe from PFAS Act?
The Keep Food Containers Safe from PFAS Act of 2021 is a bipartisan bill that would ban the use of toxic PFAS in food containers and cookware. This legislation would help to prevent further pollution by prohibiting food packaging that contains intentionally added PFAS in at the federal level.
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- In June 2022, the bill was passed as an amendment to the FDA Safety and Landmark Advancements (FDASLA) Act of 2022 on a bipartisan vote (13-9) in the Senate Committee on Health Education Labor and Pensions (HELP). The amendment was offered by Sen. Maggie Hassan (D-NH) with the support of Senator Murkowski (R-AK).
- In November 2021, the bill was introduced in the Senate by Sen. Maggie Hassan (D-N.H.) and in the House of Representatives by Reps. Debbie Dingell (D-Mich.) and Don Young (R-Alaska).
A passionate and persistent activist, Polluted Polly has traveled across the country to help us get unnecessary toxic chemicals banned in food packaging materials. It is Polly’s mission to protect people, communities, and the environment from toxic PFAS chemicals that can leach out of packaging and last forever, polluting our drinking water, food, air, and soil.
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