US To Decide On BPA Food Packaging Ban By March

Law360, New York (December 7, 2011, 5:56 PM EST) -- The U.S. government will decide by the end of March 2012 whether to grant a petition to ban the chemical bisphenol A from food packaging on imported and domestic products as part of a Wednesday settlement with an environmental group in New York federal court.

In the suit, the Natural Resources Defense Council accused the U.S. Food and Drug Administration and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services of failing to take action on its petition for more than three years despite a mandatory 180-day...
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