Canada and other countries took action years ago.
the government always likes to take credit for issues or issue resolutions that they really did not have much impact on, failed to act or just moved way too slowly. Many times because of external pressures we hear more and more about every day. SafeSourcing has posted on BPA 10 times since May of 2008.
The fact is that all the FDA is doing, is announcing a policy change that supports what manufacturers have already done. The manufacturers have responded to consumers and pressure from other countries to do the right thing.
So, there really is no big deal here. The FDA is a day late and a dollar short. And, the fact is that BPA is stilled contained in hundreds of other products.
Let’s hope that upcoming budget cuts won’t eliminate effective programs that are already in place or delay others that are needed very badly to protect as all from the ever growing problem of food born illness.
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