BPA banned in Washington, Wisconsin

From our sister publication Natural Foods Merchandiser comes this blog on the recent passage of bills in Washington and Wisconsin, banning bisphenol-A (BPA) from baby bottles and other food-contact applications. They're the third and fourth states, after Connecticut and Minnesota, to enact a BPA ban, in a flurry of legislation mere days after the FDA issued its new turnaround position on BPA on January 15 that admits "some concern about the potential effects of BPA on the brain, behavior, and prostate gland in fetuses, infants, and young children." Illinois, California, Maryland, Massachusetts, and Oregon are also considering bans on BPA (which is already banned in Canada). Here's hoping we'll start seeing cans labeled "BPA free" nationwide in the near future.

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