The American Chemical Council (ACC) has called on Congressman Edward J. Markey to provide “facts” to back up his claims that many food and beverage packaging manufacturers have already ended their use of bisphenol-A (BPA).
A leading US lawmaker has petitioned federal authorities to ban the use of bisphenol A (BPA) in all canned products and reusable food and beverage packaging on the grounds that many manufacturers have stopped using the chemical.
Humans are so efficient at ridding the body of bisphenol A (BPA) that bioactive levels of the chemical left in the blood for absorption are undetectable, according to research from a host of US Government agencies.
Canadian authorities risk confusing the public after adding bisphenol A (BPA) to its toxic substance list but failing to follow through with legislation outlawing its use in food packaging, said a newly published academic analysis.
The race is on to find bisphenol A (BPA) alternatives in can linings but a substitute is unlikely be brought to market immediately - whatever laws are passed, the North American Metal Packaging Alliance (NAMPA) said yesterday.
A leading US polycarbonate baby bottle maker has become the first to settle a lawsuit over failure to tell consumers its products contained bisphenol A (BPA), in what lawyers have dubbed a “landmark” development.
A leading scientist honoured for his research into bisphenol A (BPA) has urged regulators to take immediate action on the chemical after a new study indicated human exposure to the substance is higher than previously believed.
Bisphenol A (BPA) is living on borrowed time. And not just in the United States but now in Europe too where mounting consumer hostility and scientific concern over its safety have combined to push the chemical towards the point of no return.
The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is failing in its job to protect consumers from exposure to chemicals such as Bisphenol A (BPA) by missing the publication deadline on its re-evaluation of the safety of the packaging component, warns a ‘green’...
“Many limitations but no clear conclusions,” is the verdict of the American Chemistry Council (ACC) on the latest study claiming to link exposure to the chemical bisphenol A with risks to human health.
The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has said it is reviewing its advice that bisphenol A (BPA) is safe for use in baby bottles and food containers, pledging to announce its findings within weeks.
Minnesota has become the first US state to ban the use of the controversial chemical bisphenol-A (BPA) in baby bottles. Concern focuses on the possible effects of BPA leaching into babies' feed when bottles are heated.
Continued use of Bisphenol A (BPA) in food and beverage packaging poses unnecessary competitive, reputational and potential market exclusion risks for food and beverage manufacturing companies, claims a new report.
A University of Rochester Medical Center study challenges the assumption that Bisphenol A, the chemical found in food packaging, is rapidly metabolized in the human body and claims that exposure may come from non-food sources.
In a draft risk assessment, the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has concluded that an adequate margin of safety exists for the chemical, Bisphenol A (BPA) at current levels of exposure from food contact uses.