Denmark moves forward with ban on PFAS in food contact materials

May 28, 2020

Denmark's Minister for Food, Agriculture, and Fisheries confirmed that the country's upcoming ban on PFAS in food contact materials will proceed as scheduled, starting on July 1, 2020. Last September, the country announced a ban on the use of all organic fluorinated compounds in cardboard and paper food contact materials. Recycled paper and cardboard food packaging will still be permitted. If there is a fluorinated substance in the material, then it must be separated from the food with a barrier which ensures that chemical does not migrate into the food. 

The EU is currently drafting regulations that will put similar restrictions on member states. The regulation initially meant for completion this spring will not be ready for possible implementation until 2022. 

Read the Danish press release here