Request for information by FDA on fluorinated polyethylene containers

July 20, 2022

Read the full request by the US Food and Drug Administration

"Specifically, FDA is seeking scientific data and information on current food contact uses of fluorinated polyethylene, consumer dietary exposure that may result from those uses, and safety of certain per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances that may migrate from fluorinated polyethylene food containers. The purpose of this request is to ensure that we have current information to support our review of the use of fluorinated polyethylene containers used in food contact applications to help ensure that this use continues to be safe. FDA may use information submitted in response to this notice to update dietary exposure estimates and safety assessments for the authorized food contact use of fluorinated polyethylene. DATES: Either electronic or written comments and scientific data and information must be submitted by October 18, 2022."