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Managing the Complexity of PFAS Food Packaging Bans Part I

Overview of PFAS

April 12, 2023
12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. CT

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Food Systems 

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Over the past several years, various states have passed laws that limit the intentional use of per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) in food packaging. With several state laws already in effect, and several more to become effective in the next several months, food retailers, manufacturers, importers, packaging manufacturers, and distributors have been diligently managing their packaging portfolios to comply with these laws and eliminate PFAS from packaging. However, this process can be complicated by a lack of adequate alternatives available to replace PFAS in packaging. 

Join Husch Blackwell Food Safety & Regulation attorneys as they provide an overview of federal and state actions related to the presence of PFAS in food packaging, compliance with the laws, and lessons learned from the last several months of two state laws being in effect.


  • In-depth overview
  • Use in food packaging and packaging manufacturing
  • Federal actions
  • State bans in food packaging and their implementation

Leah Kaiser, Attorney
Emily R. Lyons, Partner
Seth A. Mailhot, Partner

Who Should Attend
In-house and general counsel; food safety, quality assurance, and regulatory affairs professionals

Continuing Education Credit
This program is pending approval for Colorado, Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska, Tennessee, Texas, and Wisconsin continuing legal education credit.

Did you miss the webinar?
This webinar recording will be available after the event date. Simply register using this on-demand link to access the recorded program.

Register for Part II
In Part II of our webinar series on PFAS Food Packaging, we will discuss considerations for PFAS compliance. Register for the April 26 program.

Questions? Contact Emily Schumacher at 816.983.8776.


Leah Kaiser


Emily R. Lyons


Seth A. Mailhot