Council Recommends Delay of Polyvinyl Chloride Packaging Regulations

by Council on Wage and Price Stability on December 19, 1975
by Council on Wage and Price Stability

The Council on Wage and Price Stability today asked the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to delay proposed regulations banning certain uses of polyvinyl chloride (PVC) for food packaging and evaluate new industry data and technology for use of PVC. Under the proposed regulations, based on now out-of-date production processes, the use of PVC in semirigid and rigid containers would be prohibited in food packaging. At present, those kinds of PVC containers are widely used by the food industry as bottle-type containers and sheet wrappings …

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