Food and Drug Administration’s Denial Today of a Petition from NRDC and Health and Food Safety Organizations to Ban Perchlorate in Dry Food Packaging

The Food and Drug Administration today has denied a petition by the Natural Resources Defense Council, Breast Cancer Fund, Center for Environmental Health, Center for Food Safety, Center for Science in the Public Interest and the Environmental Working Group to ban perchlorate in dry food packaging. Perchlorate impairs hormone production critical to brain development and poses a health threat, particularly to fetuses, infants and children.