Comments of the Council on Wage and Price Stability: Before the Food and Drug Administration: Vinyl Chloride Polymers in Contact with Food

by Michael H. Moscow on December 1, 1975
by Michael H. Moscow, Dianne Levine, Vaughn C. Williams and James C. Miller

The Council on Wage and Price Stability (the “Council”) hereby submits its comments on the proposal of the Commissioner of Food and Drugs (FDA) to adopt regulations restricting the uses of vinyl chloride polymers (PVC) in contact with food. These proposed regulations were published, with a request for comment, at 40 Federal Register 40529 (1975). The proposal bans the use of PVC in food packaging where there is a potential for migration of vinyl chloride so as to become a component of food. The use of PVC semi-rigid and rigid containers such as bottles and sheets would therefore be prohibited in food packaging …

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