On July 21, 2014 the chairman of the North American Metal Packaging Alliance (NAMPA) John Rost published a commentary on the webpage of the news provider Roll Call criticizing the continuous attention placed on the food contact substance bisphenol A (BPA). The commentary responds to recent efforts by Senator Edward Markey (Massachusetts Democrats) to ban BPA from all food packaging. Rost contends in the article that the toxicity of BPA has been considered of no concern by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and points out that packaging using BPA limits the significant risks posed by food borne illnesses. Rost points out that the U.S. FDA did not ban BPA in infant food packaging, but rather reacted upon changes in the manufacturing process which had abandoned the use of BPA voluntarily.
John Rost (July 21, 2014). “The inconvenient truth about BPA’s safety.” Roll Call.