FDA Denies Petition To Ban Phthalates In Food Packaging

By Jessica Karins / May 24, 2022 at 2:57 PM
FDA recently declined to ban certain phthalates -- chemicals that are used to make plastics flexible -- from being used in food packaging and food production equipment, a move that health advocacy and environmental groups, including the Environmental Defense Fund, Center for Food Safety and Center for Science in the Public Interest, say will have detrimental health effects on women, children and other vulnerable populations for years to come. House lawmakers have previously called on FDA to set strict limits...

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