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Breaking News: FDA Rejects NRDC Petition for a BPA Ban in Food Packaging

Posted By Nicole Abene On March 31, 2012 @ 11:38 am In Inhabitots,News | No Comments

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As you might remember, back in October 2008 [2], the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) submitted a citizen petition to the FDA [3] asking them to prohibit the use of BPA in human food and packaging. Now, we must begrudgingly be the bearers of bad news – the FDA denied the request and is going to allow food manufacturers to keep on packaging food in materials containing BPA.  Hit the jump [4]to read why the FDA decided against the petition and let us know what you think.

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[2] October 2008: http://www.inhabitots.com/fda-finally-agrees-to-make-decision-about-bpa-in-food-products/

[3] submitted a citizen petition to the FDA: http://switchboard.nrdc.org/blogs/sjanssen/fda_responds_to_bpa_industry_w.html

[4] Hit the jump : http://www.inhabitots.com/fda-rejects-nrdc-petition-to-ban-bpa-in-food-packaging/

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