Chemicals giant ditches ‘non-stick’ chemicals for food packaging

A major producer of non-stick coatings has confirmed it no longer manufactures three products for food packaging containing a class of chemicals linked to environmental and health risks.

Chemours, formerly part of US conglomerate DuPont, said last week that it does not produce chemicals destined for food packaging containing per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances, commonly known as PFAS, which have been associated with endocrine disrupting effects and organ toxicity.

“Food packaging has never been a focus for Chemours” since it split off from DuPont in 2015, the company said in a statement, first seen by US news outlet Politico

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