Get toxic PFAS chemicals out of food packaging

Albertsons CEO Vivek Sankaran

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When you walk into Albertsons or one of its subsidiary grocery stores, like Safeway, VONS, Jewel-Osco, Acme or Shaw’s, you expect the products on the shelves to be safe.

But new laboratory testing indicated the likely presence of PFAS chemicals in samples of the company’s store-brand products and food service ware it uses. These chemicals have been linked to cancer, liver damage and immune suppression.

PFAS chemicals are contaminating the drinking water of millions of people across America. This toxic contamination is a public health crisis and more needs to be done to end the use of these chemicals in products like food packaging.

Tell Albertsons, America’s second largest grocery company, to get toxic PFAS chemicals off its shelves!

To: Albertsons CEO Vivek Sankaran
From: [Your Name]

Please phase PFAS out of your company’s products, beginning with store-brand items and items used to hold store-brand food or food served in-store. The products that have already tested as likely treated with PFAS are a good place to begin. And the company should ensure all food-contact materials sold in its stores are PFAS-free. We don’t want toxic chemicals in our food, water and bodies that can persist in the environment for generations to come.