BPA Ban Not Related to Safety Concerns

news_views_icon“FDA Bans BPA in Already-BPA-Free Uses,” by Gayle S. Putrich.baby-and-bottle
The Food and Drug Administration will no longer permit the use of bisphenol A in packaging for baby formula. The controversial plastic feedstock was banned from baby bottles and cups last year. In issuing the new ban, however, FDA said it still considers BPA to be safe for packaging, but took its action because manufacturers have already abandoned its use in baby formula packaging. The plastics and chemical industry also said the move had more to do with market forces than chemical safety. Read the full article in Plastics News.

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