31 Mar '12, 1am

FDA rejects petition to ban BPA from food packaging

FDA rejects petition to ban BPA from food packaging

The controversial plastic-hardening chemical bisphenol A can continue to be used in food and beverage packaging in the U.S., despite studies that raise concerns about the substance, hormone disruption and long-term effects of exposure. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration let current practices stand today, when it rejected a petition from the Natural Resources Defense Council , which sought to eliminate BPA from all food packaging. “There is not compelling scientific evidence to justify new restrictions” the regulatory agency said in its response . That view was strongly disputed by the NRDC and other environmental health advocates. “BPA is a toxic chemical that has no place in our food supply,” said Dr. Sarah Janssen, senior scientist in the public health program at the Natural Resources Defense Council, in a statement. “We believe FDA made the wrong call,” Janssen’s sta...

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