03 Apr '12, 10am

FDA Punts On Banning Bisphenol A; NRDC is Outraged, But I Think They Got It Right

FDA Punts On Banning Bisphenol A; NRDC is Outraged, But I Think They Got It Right

FDA is supporting the industry’s actions to stop producing BPA-containing bottles and infant feeding cups for the U.S. market. FDA understands that the major manufacturers of these products have stopped selling new BPA-containing bottles and infant feeding cups for the U.S. market. Glass and polypropylene bottles and plastic disposable “bag” liners have long been alternatives to polycarbonate nursing bottles. FDA is facilitating the development of alternatives to BPA for the linings of infant formula cans. FDA has already noted increased interest on the part of infant formula manufacturers to explore alternatives to BPA-containing can linings, and has received notifications for alternative packaging. The agency is supporting efforts to develop and use alternatives by (1) working with manufacturers regarding the regulatory status and safety of alternative liners; (2) giving...

Full article: http://www.treehugger.com/corporate-responsibility/fda-pu...

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