All news articles for November 2022

 PFA-based treatments are used in some molded fiber products to ensure food does not seep into and dissolve the fiber structure. Image: GettyImages-Gam1983

GUEST ARTICLE: PFAS and food packaging: Regulatory changes create ripple effects for PFAs-related litigation

By Abby Meyer, Jeffrey Parker and Khirin Bunker of Sheppard Mullin; and David Liu, PhD, Gavin Thompson, PhD and Elizabeth Miesner of Ramboll US Consulting, Inc.

Federal and state agencies are considering restrictions or bans of individual 'forever chemicals' PFAS (Perfluoroalkyl and polyfluoroalkyl compounds) or PFAS as a class, while at least 24 putative class actions targeting packaged goods purportedly...

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NEWS IN BRIEF

Ingredion doubles down on specialty starches investment

By Mary Ellen Shoup

Ingredion has completed one-third of its planned $160m capital investment into expanding capacity for its clean label specialty starches to improve its operational flexibility amid ongoing supply chain disruptions.

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Herbalife abruptly ousts CEO on heels of disappointing sales

By Hank Schultz

For the second time in recent years network marketing giant Herbalife has made an abrupt management switch, with board chairman Michael Johnson stepping in as interim CEO. The move coincided with a disappointing sales report that saw the company’s share...

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