30 Mar '12, 8pm

Breaking News: FDA Rejects NRDC Petition to Ban BPA in Food Packaging

Breaking News: FDA Rejects NRDC Petition to Ban BPA in Food Packaging

In a 100% unsurprising move, the FDA has decided to reject NRDC’s request for immediate regulatory action regarding bisphenol-A (BPA) in food packaging. We’ve been waiting to hear about the FDA’s decision since December, and now it’s official, the FDA is going to allow food manufacturers to keep on packaging food in materials containing BPA. In case you missed the back story , in October 2008, the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) submitted a citizen petition to the FDA regarding BPA asking that the Commissioner of Food and Drugs issue a regulation prohibiting the use of BPA in human food and packaging, and to revoke regulations permitting the use of BPA as an additive in food products and packaging. Today, probably to the delight of the chemical industry , the FDA denied this request in accordance with 21 CFR 10.30(e)(3). Keep reading to see the FDA’s official resp...

Full article: http://www.inhabitots.com/fda-rejects-nrdc-petition-to-ba...

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