What you need to know about Minnesota's Jan. 1 ban on PFAS chemicals in food containers

December 13, 2023

Read the full article by Brooks Johnson (Star Tribune)

"Minnesotans should no longer need to worry about "forever chemicals" in fast-food burger wrappers or microwave popcorn bags beginning Jan. 1.

That's when a ban on chemicals in the PFAS family goes into effect for food and beverage packaging.

Some of the thousands of PFAS chemicals are commonly used, and still federally allowed, as a grease-resistant or waterproof coating for paper food wrappers, pizza boxes and take-out containers. Minnesota is one of 11 states that have moved to ban such uses in the coming year."