Food and Drug Administration will consider a congressman’s request to ban the use of bisphenol A (BPA) in infant formula packaging.
Rep. Edward Markey (D-Mass.) filed a petition in March 2012 that asked FDA to prohibit the use of BPA in infant-formula containers. FDA will seek public comment on Markey’s petition.
Markey also asked FDA to ban the use of BPA in small, reusable food containers and in beverage cans and food cans, but FDA rejected those requests.
Although FDA hasn’t banned BPA, the agency took measures to demand that manufacturers reduce the use of it in food packaging in 2010. Independent studies link BPA to cancer and to other health problems.