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AB-958 Product safety: perfluoroalkyl and polyfluoroalkyl substances.(2017-2018)



As Amends the Law Today


SECTION 1.

 Chapter 14 (commencing with Section 108970) is added to Part 3 of Division 104 of the Health and Safety Code, to read:

CHAPTER  14. Perfluoroalkyl and Polyfluoroalkyl Substances
108970.
 (a) A manufacturer of food packaging or cookware sold in the state shall include the following statement on the exterior of any food packaging or cookware packaging if the food packaging or cookware contains perfluoroalkyl and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS):
“Contains perfluoroalkyl and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS), synthetic chemicals known, or strongly suspected, by the State of California to have adverse impacts on human health or development.”
(b) The statement specified in subdivision (a) shall be printed in 12-point type and placed on an exterior location of the food packaging or cookware packaging that is visible to a consumer. If the food packaging is comprised of multiple parts or components, each part or component of the food packaging that contains PFAS shall include the statement specified in subdivision (a) in a manner consistent with this subdivision.
(c) As used in this chapter, “perfluoroalkyl and polyfluoroalkyl substances” (PFAS) means man-made chemicals with at least one fully fluorinated carbon atom. All carbons in perfluoroalkyl substances are fully fluorinated, and polyfluoroalkyl substances may contain a mix of fully fluorinated, partially fluorinated, and nonfluorinated carbon atoms.
(1) A fully fluorinated carbon atom means a carbon atom on which all the hydrogen substituents have been replaced by fluorine.
(2) A partially fluorinated carbon atom means a carbon atom on which some of the hydrogen substituents have been replaced by fluorine.
(3) A nonfluorinated carbon atom is an atom on which no hydrogen substituents have been replaced by fluorine.
(d) As used in this chapter, “food packaging” means a nondurable package, packaging component, or food service ware that is intended to contain, serve, store, handle, protect, or market food, food stuff, or beverages. “Food packaging” includes, but is not limited to, food or beverage containers, take out food containers, unit product boxes, liners, wrappers, serving vessels, eating utensils, food boxes, and disposable plates, bowls, or trays.
(e) As used in this chapter, “cookware” means durable houseware items used in homes and restaurants to prepare, dispense, store, or serve food, food stuff, or beverages. “Cookware” includes, but is not limited to, pots, pans, skillets, grills, baking sheets, baking molds, trays, bowls, kitchen tools, spoons, and spatulas.