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“Burger King may become the next major restaurant chain to get rid of food packaging treated with PFAS — a group of toxic chemicals linked to high cholesterol and kidney and liver problems.

Responding to questions from customers, Burger King customer service staff confirmed in June that the company plans to phase out PFAS in its packaging as early as the end of 2021, nearly a year after a report found likely PFAS treatment in food packaging at six restaurant chains, including Burger King. The company has not yet formally committed to phase out PFAS-treated food packaging, though the CEO of its parent company, Restaurant Brands International, told shareholders in June that the issue was under review and alternative packaging materials were being tested.”