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Groupe Seb and Meyer establish the Cookware Sustainability Alliance

The new organisation is designed to foster a science-based cookware safety education and policy.

The Cookware Sustainability Alliance (CSA) is a new 501 (c)(6) non-profit organisation which fosters robust policy discussions and enhances public understanding of the safety of cookware, based on scientific research and verifiable data.

Innovation in cookware manufacturing has advanced numerous consumer benefits, contributing significantly to the culinary experience and convenience in the kitchen. However, in recent years, the industry has witnessed what the CSA terms ‘sensationalised claims and unfounded fears surrounding cookware manufacturing processes’.

An immediate priority for the alliance is engaging in the policy-making process surrounding Per- and poly-fluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) and the unnecessary inclusion of fluoropolymer nonstick cookware in PFAS bans.

The CSA believes that proposals to ban fluoropolymer nonstick cookware ignore decades of science and US and international policy that underpins fluoropolymer cookware safety. The alliance includes technical experts who bring sound science and perspective to the legislative and regulatory process, news reporting about the sector and consumer education.

“A core principle of the Cookware Sustainability Alliance is to ensure that discussions and decisions concerning cookware are grounded in scientific fact and data-driven analysis,” said Steve Burns, president of the Alliance. “Policymakers and stakeholders will benefit from technical experts that can discuss and answer questions about the safe and stable use of PTFE in cookware products.”

The Cookware Sustainability Alliance will work with industry stakeholders, policymakers, scientific experts, and consumer advocates to address pressing issues such as material safety and product durability.

“As industry leaders, we have a responsibility to protect the health and safety of our consumers. Our goal is to continue delivering the highest quality materials for performance and convenience,” said a spokesperson for Meyer Corporation.

“Fluoropolymers have a proven decades-long safety record recognized by regulatory bodies worldwide. Their formidable properties have made cookware products essential for millions of consumers and businesses. The Cookware Sustainability Alliance will provide stakeholders with all the material they need to make well-informed decisions,” said a spokesperson for Groupe SEB.

For more information about the Cookware Sustainability Alliance and its initiatives, please visit https://www.cookwaresustainabilityalliance.org/. Join us in shaping a sustainable future for cookware based on science, facts, and responsible industry practices.

 

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