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Consumers can continue to use Ziploc® products with confidence


RACINE, Wis. – SC Johnson is aware of concerns being expressed over the use of plastic bags such as Ziploc® in the microwave. SC Johnson takes very seriously the responsibility of providing products that families can use with confidence, and our Ziploc® products are safe and effective when used as directed. All Ziploc® Containers and microwaveable Ziploc® Bags meet the safety requirements of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for temperatures associated with defrosting and reheating food in microwave ovens, as well as room, refrigerator, and freezer temperatures. In addition Ziploc® Zip’n SteamTM products meet the safety requirements of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for temperatures associated with cooking food in microwave ovens.

When used in the microwave, there is no trace level migration of dioxins from any Ziploc® product. This is known because these products are 100% dioxin-free. Consumers should be aware that dioxins can only be formed when chlorine is combined with extremely high temperatures, such as the temperatures generated in waste incinerators. Those incinerators produce temperatures of more than 1,500 degrees Fahrenheit, an extreme temperature that even the most powerful consumer microwave ovens are unable to produce. In addition we want to make it clear that SC Johnson’s food storage products, including Ziploc® brand bags and containers do not contain bisphenol A (BPA).

All of SC Johnson products are extensively evaluated for toxicity and safety and comply with -- and often even exceed -- applicable quality and safety regulations.

As a family company, nothing is more important to us than the health and safety of the families who use SC Johnson products. That’s why it is so important for us to set the record straight, that when used according to label directions, consumers can continue to use Ziploc® and all SC Johnson products with confidence.

SC Johnson is a family-owned and -managed business dedicated to innovative, high-quality products, excellence in the workplace and a long-term commitment to the environment and the communities in which it operates. Based in the USA, the company is one of the world’s leading manufacturers of household cleaning products and products for home storage, air care, personal care and insect control. It markets such well-known brands as EDGE®, GLADE®, OFF!®, PLEDGE®, RAID®, SCRUBBING BUBBLES®, SHOUT®, WINDEX® and ZIPLOC® in the U.S. and beyond, with brands marketed outside the U.S. including AUTAN®, BAYGON®, BRISE®, ECHO®, KABIKILLER®, KLEAR®, and MR. MUSCLE®. The 122-year old company, with more than $7.5 billion in sales, employs approximately 12,000 people globally and sells products in more than 110 countries.


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