In a press release published on July 11, 2013, the American Chemistry Council (ACC) applauded FDA’s non-safety based argumentation. The FDA had argued that the ban of bisphenol A (BPA) from infant formula packaging was not based on safety concerns, but the manufacturers’ assertions that BPA was already no longer used in infant formula packaging. Thereby, BPA in infant formula packaging had become an “old use abandoned” (previously reported on by the FPF). Steven Hentges of the Polycarbonate/BPA Global Group of the ACC states that the ban “will eliminate any lingering confusion [amongst consumers] about the presence of BPA in infant formula packaging”, without suggesting BPA may be unsafe in other products.
FPF article “FDA bans BPA from infant formula packaging”