FDA rejects BpA petition
April 4th, 2012

FDA rejects BpA petition

A petition filed by the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) in the United States requesting a ban on Bisphenol A (BpA) in food packaging has been rejected by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA).

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Is obesity in the can?
November 25th, 2011

Is obesity in the can?

A new study published this week by the Harvard School of Public Health is putting more pressure on food processors to find alternative packaging.

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October 15th, 2010

Canada declares Bisphenol A to be toxic

Canada has become the first national food safety authority to declare the recognised endocrine disruptor, bisphenol A (BPA) to be toxic. The substance is now registered under the Candian Environmental Protection Act 1999 (CEPA1999) as posing risks to environmental and human health.

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October 1st, 2010

European fight over BPA will impact producers globally

As the word’s second largest market for processed foods, the battle between EU food regulators and consumer groups will have an influence on the continued survival of Bisphenol A (BPA) as a packaging material in the international food industry.

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September 23rd, 2010

More bad news for BPA food packaging

According to a leading researcher into bisphenol A (BPA), human exposure to the endocrine disruptor is greater than previously thought. This week Professor Frederick vom Saal, professor of biological sciences at the University of Missouri was given a Heinz Award for his outstanding work in environmental health.

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August 31st, 2010

Men too under threat from bisphenol A

New research has given plastic manufacturers an additional problem in the support for bisphenol A (BPA). While recent research findings have linked BPA to disruption of human female reproductive health, the latest paper shows a link with male reproduction as well.

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August 26th, 2010

Canada adds Bisphenol A to toxin register

In spite of a stern challenge from the plastics industry, Canada has added bisphenol A (BPA) to the Canadian Register of Toxic Substances.

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Almost all Canadians’ bodies are contaminated with BPA
August 19th, 2010

Almost all Canadians’ bodies are contaminated with BPA

New research by the Canadian Health Department has identified traces of bisphenol A in the urine of 91% of Canadians. The study, known as the Canadian Health Measures Survey, tested for levels of 80 possible contaminants in urine and blood samples taken from people between the ages of 6 and 79 representative of the entire population.

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July 29th, 2010

Plastics industry offers alternative to bisphenol A in packaging

As the rejection of bisphenol A (BPA) in food packaging gains momentum around the world, plastics industry researchers have quickly discovered a possible alternative.

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July 10th, 2010

Heinz Watties to follow Australian decision on removal of bisphenol A

Following the decision announced last week by Heinz Australia to voluntarily remove bisphenol A (BPA) from packaging of its infant foods, Heinz Watties in New Zealand has announced it intends to follow suit.

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July 2nd, 2010

First court case over BPA

The National Resource Defense Council (NRDC) has filed a lawsuit against the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on the grounds of the FDA’s inaction over bisphenol A health risks. In a statement the NRDC said it had lost patience with the FDA after food safety authorities in Canada, Denmark and France had responded to recent research on the chemical.

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July 2nd, 2010

Australians start to phase out BPA

A decision has been made by the Australian government to introduce a planned phase out of plastic containing bisphenol A (BPA) from food contact materials targetted at babies and young children. The announcement follows a similar ban on BPA materials in Canada, Demark and France.

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