Volume 87 Issue 32 | p. 24 | Concentrates
Issue Date: August 10, 2009

Food Safety Bill Targets BPA

Department: Government & Policy
News Channels: Environmental SCENE
Keywords: regulation, plastics

Food safety legislation passed by the House on July 30 would require FDA to make a new determination about the safety of bisphenol-A by the end of the year. Under a provision added to the bill by Rep. Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.), FDA must ensure that BPA exposures via food and beverage containers are safe, with "a reasonable certainty of no harm for infants, young children, and pregnant women." If the agency concludes . . .

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