Feb 19, 2024–The Guardian reported on new research from the University of Southern California, showing a link between elevated PFAS levels in blood and consumption of certain foods, including butter, processed meats, tea, and bottled water. The USC study analyzed the diets of 700 individuals over a 4-year period. Researchers found that some foods increased PFAS levels when consumed in restaurants but not when prepared at home, suggesting that food packaging was a route of exposure. Pork was associated with elevated PFAS levels, whether consumed at home or in restaurants, suggesting that pigs were contaminated. Federal Drug Administration has not reported significant PFAS in food, but the Guardian noted that FDA’s testing methods for PFAS have been criticized as flawed. Full article and link to research at: