McDonald’s to phase out PFAS from food contact packaging by 2025

Posted by SGS Digicomply Editorial Team on Jan 20, 2021 12:13:34 PM
Markets USA, International
Organization Chemical Watch
Topic Food Contact Materials

Major restaurant chain McDonald’s has committed to globally phasing out the use of per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFASs) from its customer packaging by 2025. The company’s commitment covers products that are used to package customers’ food on-premises at McDonald’s restaurants and includes containers, cups, wraps, bags for food, beverages, napkins, and cup carriers. The goal excludes food packaged off-site, wood and limited locally sourced items. To achieve the goal, McDonald’s said it will: work alongside its packaging suppliers to ensure that package testing is conducted using the standard protocols for the presence of fluorine; and working through a "holistic process" to ensure that it is using safe compounds.

Tags: food safety, food contact materials (FCM), PFAS

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