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SGS Summarizes Minnesota Guideline for Prohibition on Products Containing PFAS

GENEVA, SWITZERLAND / AGILITYPR.NEWS / May 15, 2024 / SGS, the world’s leading testing, inspection and certification company, has published SafeGuardS 063.24 to keep stakeholders informed about per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) restrictions in Minnesota, USA.

The state governor signed HF 2310 (Chapter 60) into law in May 2023. One section of this law prohibits the following 11 categories of products, if these goods contain intentionally added PFAS:

  • Carpets or rugs
  • Cleaning products
  • Cookware
  • Cosmetics
  • Dental floss
  • Fabric treatments
  • Juvenile products
  • Menstruation products
  • Textile furnishings
  • Ski wax
  • Upholstered furniture

This restriction comes into effect on January 1, 2025.

To help stakeholders comply with these requirements, the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA) has published a guideline that clarifies the ban in relation to certain types of packaging and provides additional guidance on the following eight product categories:

  1. Carpets or rugs
  2. Cleaning products
  3. Cookware
  4. Dental floss
  5. Fabric treatments
  6. Juvenile products
  7. Menstruation products
  8. Upholstered furniture

SGS experts publish SafeGuardS to keep stakeholders informed about regulatory and market changes that could impact their business. SafeGuardS 063.24 provides a useful summary of the information in the guideline, including details of the clarifications and a table with the remarks relating to the eight categories of product.

It also provides information on the three different rulemaking pages being implemented by the state for prohibiting and reporting PFAS requirements as part of Amara’s law, which becomes effective in stages between January 1, 2025, and January 1, 2032.

Stakeholders are advised to review SGS’s original SafeGuardS 063.24 for more details. 

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SGS SafeGuardS keep you up to date with the latest news and developments in the consumer goods industry. Read the Minnesota, USA, Issues Guidelines for Products Containing PFAS SafeGuardS.

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Melanie Tamayo

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