The International Housewares Association (IHA) and the Cookware & Bakeware Alliance (CBA) recently co-sponsored an online roundtable to examine the proposed regulation of PFAS chemical usage and its looming impact across a wide range of housewares products.
The roundtable — “What Are PFAS? And What the Housewares Industry Needs To Know About Them… Now.” — featured a panel of experts on the PFAS topic who shared key information, insights and updates to help home and housewares manufacturers, marketers and retailers prepare for pending and enacted PFAS legislation among several states.
The panel included Fran Groesbeck, managing director of the Cookware & Bakeware Alliance; Tobias Gerfin, CEO of Swiss kitchenware company Kuhn Rikon AG and president of the European Association for Cookware, Cutlery and Flatware (FEC); and Thomas Lee, a partner in the Energy, Environment and Infrastructure Practice Group of Bryan, Cave Leighton and Paisner and leader of the California-based law firm’s PFAS practice. Peter Giannetti, editor-in-chief of HomePage News, moderated the roundtable discussion.
“IHA is very pleased to be partnering with CBA and FEC to bring critical information about how PFAS legislation directly impacts companies within the home + housewares industry – the ramifications are too important to ignore,” said IHA President and CEO Derek Miller, who introduced the roundtable discussion.
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