Statement issued on Fluorochemicals in Food Paper

Following recent press reports regarding the use of fluorinated substances in food packaging including baking paper, pizza boxes and food wrapping I am writing to make it clear that all Chevler and Gourmet Food Wrap Company paper is certified compliant with EU 1935:2004 on materials and articles intended to come into contact with food by the mill of origin.

For customers concerned about the use of fluorochemicals in paper, we advise that they purchase from Chevler’s and the Gourmet Food Wrap’s extensive range of ‘Natural Greaseproof Paper’.

We hereby certify that no fluorochemicals of any kind are added to our Natural Greaseproof Paper during the manufacturing process, according to our knowledge based on information from suppliers.

The superior grease barrier in Natural Greaseproof Paper is achieved by intensive mechanical beating of the fibres to create a dense cellulose structure. It is NOT achieved by chemical means.

If you are unsure whether the paper that you buy from Chevler is Natural Greaseproof Paper then please contact your account manager.

Stuart Whelan
Managing Director

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