The International Housewares Association (IHA) and the Cookware & Bakeware Alliance (CBA) recently co-sponsored the third installment of an online roundtable series to bring the latest news on PFAS chemical legislation across the U.S. and the E.U. and its impact on the housewares business.
The roundtable — “PFAS Legislation Update: A Global Perspective on What the Housewares Industry Needs To Know” — 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. Since the first joint PFAS roundtable by IHA and CBA, several laws have been enacted, conversations in Europe are in progress and plantiffs’ lawyers have started targeting marketing claims in certain industries.
The panel included Fran Groesbeck, managing director, 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 law firm’s PFAS Team. Peter Giannetti, editor-in-chief of HomePage News, moderated the roundtable discussion.
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