FDA Reminds Industry of Specific Regulations for the Use of Fluorinated Polyethylene in Food Contact Containers

Food and Drug Administration

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The following quote is attributed to Susan Mayne, Ph.D., director of the Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition:

“The FDA is committed to ensuring that food containers are safe for consumers. We are encouraging manufacturers and distributors to consult with us regarding the regulatory status of any manufacturing processes used to produce fluorinated polyethylene containers for use in contact with food.

“We issued this letter out of an abundance of caution to remind industry that only certain fluorinated containers may be used in contact with food. It is important to note that there is no evidence of unlawful manufacturing processes being used for food containers.

“We will continue to work to ensure that substances used in contact with food comply with FDA regulations and are safe for their intended use.”

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