On March 20, 2015 the non-governmental organization Environmental Working Group (EWG) reported that U.S. Senator Diane Feinstein had introduced a bill that would help protect American consumers from exposure to bisphenol A (BPA, CAS 80-05-7). To ensure consumers know whether BPA is used in the food packaging, Feinstein’s “BPA in Food Packaging Right to Know Act” would require cans as well as other food containers made with BPA to bear a warning label. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) reaffirmed the safety of BPA in food contact applications in December 2014 (FPF reported). Unfortunately, FDA is ignoring an enormous amount of scientific evidence that points out the dangers of BPA, said Sonya Lunder, EWG senior analyst. Thus the Feinstein’s right to know bill is crucial to Americans who want to reduce their exposure to BPA, Lunder added.
EWG (March 20, 2015). “Feinstein introduces bill to protect people from BPA.”
Diane Feinstein (March 19, 2015). “BPA in Food Packaging Right to Know Act.” (pdf)