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FDA Rules Chemicals In Pizza Boxes Are No Longer Safe


SACRAMENTO (CBS13) — A rule change could affect how your pizza arrives due to a potential health risk.


The Food and Drug Administration announced it’s ready to ban three substances that are “used as oil and water repellents for paper and paperboard for use in contact with aqueous and fatty foods.” In other words, chemicals that help keep pizza grease from escaping the box.




The FDA contends “there is no longer a reasonable uncertainty of no harm from the food contact use” of the substances. The FDA points to the biopersistence, or the accumulation of the chemicals the body isn’t able to remove completely.


The petition for the change cites potential reproductive and developmental risk described by the FDA in a 2010 review.


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Special delivery instructions: "please place the icky green crap underneath the pizza to prevent chemicals from the boxes from touching my delicious meat/cheese/dough combination."

Problem solved.



Actually, I would assume that at least one cheap way to solve the problem would be to just put a cheap, disposable, aluminum pan under the pizza. 

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