In an article published on September 18, 2015 news provider Plastics News reports on the latest court decision regarding the ban of bisphenol A (BPA, CAS 80-05-7) in France. As of January 2015, France put into effect a ban on the use of BPA in all food packaging under a law passed in 2010 (FPF reported). The French law prohibits the commercialization of BPA-containing food contact materials (FCMs) and is non-concordant with EU food contact regulations. In June 2015, the French Constitutional Council assessed the constitutionality of the French law following a complaint by the European Plastic Industry Association PlasticsEurope (FPF reported). The French Constitutional Court has now decided to lift the ban on the manufacture and export of BPA-containing FCMs because it posed an “unjustifiable restriction of trade.” However, at a national level the law, and thus the ban of BPA-containing FCMs on the French market, remains valid. PlasticsEurope announced that it will continue legal actions, both in France and at EU level, to revoke the French law entirely.
Plastics News (September 18, 2015). “French court offers mixed decision on BPA.”
Chemical Watch (September 18, 2015). “Court partially lifts French BPA ban.”
EUWID (September 22, 2015). “Französisches BPA-Verbot wird in Teilen aufgehoben.” (in German)