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Chemours stops making non-stick coatings in food packaging

Chemical giant and Teflon maker Chemours has quietly stopped making some non-stick coatings used in disposable food packaging amid public debate about their health effects, the company told POLITICO.

The DuPont spinoff said it no longer manufactures three products containing PFAS, or per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances, in the U.S. or globally that were applied to paper food packaging to resist oil and grease. The company told POLITICO it has also asked the Food and Drug Administration to voluntarily withdraw approval of the products.

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