A decision by the Danish government to ban ‘non-stick’ chemicals associated with health and environmental risks from paper food packaging has prompted green groups to call for EU wide action.
In a statement released this week, Denmark’s Ministry of Environment said it planned to ban the use of per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances, known as PFAS, in paper-based food contact materials from the middle of 2020.
Danish food minister Mogens Jensen said the substances represent a “major health problem” because of the risk that they may migrate from paper and cardboard packaging into food.
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