On December 11, 2018, Whole Foods Market made a dramatic announcement. Effective immediately, all prepared food and bakery packaging that tested positive for long-lived, potentially toxic chemicals were removed from its nearly 500 stores. The company said: “We’re actively working with our suppliers to find and scale new compostable packaging options.”
Following stakeholder dialog, this market leadership anticipated a report by environmental health advocates that tested and found high levels of fluorine, indicating the likely presence of per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS), in some take-out containers, bakery or deli paper, and single-use plates from five major grocers.
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