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Title 18 : Health

Chapter 033A : Chemicals of Concern in Food Packaging

(Cite as: 18 V.S.A. § 1671)
  • § 1671. Definitions

    As used in this chapter:

    (1) “Bisphenols” means any member of a class of industrial chemicals that contain two hydroxyphenyl groups. Bisphenols are used primarily in the manufacture of polycarbonate plastic and epoxy resins.

    (2) “Department” means the Department of Health.

    (3) “Food package” or “food packaging” means a package or packaging component that is intended for direct food contact.

    (4) “Intentionally added” means the addition of a chemical in a product that serves an intended function in the product component.

    (5) “Ortho-phthalates” means any member of the class of organic chemicals that are esters of phthalic acid containing two carbon chains located in the ortho position.

    (6) “Package” means a container providing a means of marketing, protecting, or handling a product and shall include a unit package, an intermediate package, and a shipping container. “Package” also means unsealed receptacles, such as carrying cases, crates, cups, pails, rigid foil and other trays, wrappers and wrapping films, bags, and tubs.

    (7) “Packaging component” means an individual assembled part of a package, such as any interior or exterior blocking, bracing, cushioning, weatherproofing, exterior strapping, coatings, closures, inks, and labels, and disposable gloves used in commercial or institutional food service.

    (8) “Perfluoroalkyl and polyfluoroalkyl substances” or “PFAS” has the same meaning as in section 1661 of this title. (Added 2021, No. 36, § 2, eff. July 1, 2023.)