Citing a “plethora of new data” published since issuing its toxicological
profile for perfluoroalkyls in 2009, the Agency for Toxic Substances and
Disease Registry (ATSDR) has reissued the profile seeking additional
information about the alleged health effects of exposure to the synthetic
chemicals. PFOA and PFOS are the two perfluoroalkyls produced in the
largest amounts in the United States and are used in coatings for paper
and cardboard packaging to repel oil, grease and water. Comments are
due by December 1, 2015. See Federal Register, September 2, 2015.


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For decades, manufacturers, distributors and retailers at every link in the food chain have come to Shook, Hardy & Bacon to partner with a legal team that understands the issues they face in today's evolving food production industry. Shook attorneys work with some of the world's largest food, beverage and agribusiness companies to establish preventative measures, conduct internal audits, develop public relations strategies, and advance tort reform initiatives.