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Senator Feinstein Drops Efforts to Include BPA Restrictions in Food Safety Bill

Thursday, November 18, 2010

(American Meat Institute)

U.S. Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) is dropping her efforts to include an amendment to the Food Safety Modernization Act restricting the use of Bisphenol A (BPA), the Senator has announced.

BPA is used in making epoxy resins, which are used as protective linings on the inside of metal lids and containers. Feinstein’s amendment would have required that the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issue a revised safety assessment on BPA by December 1, 2012, and provide savings to states that enact their own legislation. It also would have banned the use of BPA in baby bottles and children’s drinking cups.

AMI is part of a coalition of organizations who opposed Feinstein’s amendment and other efforts to ban the use of BPA until conclusive evidence is reached on its health impact.

 

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