The FDA’s proposed rules would allow food manufacturers to use plastic in food. The proposal also includes a number of changes to existing regulations and establishes new categories of marketing claims that manufacturers could use on their labels. The new food group has already garnered controversy among health groups and activists, who say that the proposal will lead to greater illnesses and diseases. In the meantime, some companies have already started using plastic in their food packaging, which means that consumers are already being exposed to potentially harmful substances without knowing it.
FDA Creates New Food Group