PERFOOD adopts the terminology for perfluoroalkyl and polyfluoroalkyl substances proposed by:
Buck R.C., Franklin J., Berger U., Conder J.M., Cousins I.T., de Voogt P., Jensen A.A., Kannan K., Mabury S.U., van Leeuwen S.P.J., 2011. Perfluoroalkyl and polyfluoralkyl substances (PFASs) in the environment: terminology, classification, and origins. Integr. Environ. Assess. Manag. 7, 513-541. (http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/ieam.258/pdf)
The presence of fluorinated organic compounds in food packaging material has attracted big media interest in Denmark as a result of the outcomes of the Ph.D. thesis of Dr. Xenia Trier from Copenhagen University.