FDA Bans BPA In Infant Formula Packaging

Law360, New York (July 11, 2013, 3:30 PM EDT) -- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration will no longer allow the controversial chemical bisphenol A to be used in infant formula packaging, the agency announced Thursday, though it based the decision on the industry's abandonment of the chemical, not on safety concerns.

The decision came in response to a March 2012 petition from Rep. Ed Markey, D-Mass. Petitioners are allowed to ask the FDA to prohibit a food additive's use in a class of products if manufacturers of that product no longer use the additive. Markey...
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