Canned Food Cos. Brace For FDA Action On BPA Packaging

Law360, New York (March 23, 2012, 9:21 PM EDT) -- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration will weigh in on a petition to ban bisphenol A from food packaging by March 31, in a development that could pose particular burdens for canned food makers if the chemical is banned, according to experts.

As part of a settlement with the Natural Resources Defense Council, by the end of the month the FDA must take action on the NRDC's petition to ban BPA, a chemical used in consumer products that the group claims can increase risks of cancer,...
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