Take your sweet time, FDA.
Yes, after 41 months (don’t rush it!), and multiple states, the European Union, and Turkey banning BPA in baby bottles, and now France banning BPA in all food and drink packaging, the FDA will release it’s decision whether to ban BPA in U.S. food packaging.
In this recent Forbes magazine article, yet another study linking the problems with BPA and our health was shared.
“A recent study from Harvard’s School of Public Health found a link between behavioral issues in preschool-age girls and mothers with high BPA levels — the higher the mothers’ BPA levels, the worse their daughters rated on standard behavior tests.
The article goes on to state that the only reason the FDA is responding is because of a law suit from the NRDC, asking it to ban BPA in food packaging.
Maybe if the health of infants, children, and families isn’t motivating enough, the money will be. Isn’t that the way things usually get done in America? The market for BPA free foods is huge, and growing, as more and more consumers learn about this harmful and ubiquitous chemical.
Already, according to the Forbes article, Eden Foods, Muir Glen, Edward & Son, Trader Joe’s, Vital Choice, Wild Planet Foods, Oregon’s Choice Gourmet and Eco Fish already use BPA-free containers for some or all of their products, and Heinz, Hain Celestial and ConAgra started the process to eliminate it. Readers of this blog know I have highlighted Eden Foods use of BPA free cans (except in canned tomatoes) and Muir Glen’s plan (although we have no idea knowing when they will or have switched).
Let’s hope the FDA sides with the public health instead of multi-national corporations and bans BPA from all food packaging, following in France’s example.
FDA, this is long, long overdue. American moms are watching, and expect you to do the right thing.
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