FDA denies petition to protect consumers from perchlorate
Statement of CSPI Senior Scientist Lisa Lefferts
That’s why in 2014 the Natural Resources Defense Council, CSPI, and other health and environmental groups asked the FDA to ban perchlorate from food packaging, and in 2016 sued the agency for not acting.
It’s an ominous sign that one of the first things the FDA has done under the Trump Administration is to deny this petition. It shows that the Administration places the convenience of the food packaging industry over the needs of pregnant women, infants, and children.