- FDA Denies BPA Ban Request
April 2, 2012 — The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has denied a National Resources Defense Council petition to prohibit the use of bisphenol A (BPA) in products manufactured in the United States, reports CNN.
BPA is a chemical commonly used in many consumer products, including clear and hard plastics called polycarbonate used in water and soda bottles, as well as in the resin linings of food and beverage cans. The petition, filed in 2008, requested the FDA to regulate the use of BPA in human food and food packaging. In its response to the petition, the FDA noted that it is working on an updated safety review on BPA.
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