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You know my position on bisphenol A (BPA) – no bueno. The baby market has clearly recognized the dangers of BPA – you see BPA free plastered everywhere.
The food industry has really lagged behind in eliminating BPA.
- Most brands of canned food have BPA liners.
- All U.S. manufacturers use BPA-based lining on the metal portions of formula containers.
- BPA is found in polycarbonate plastic food containers, which often marked with recycling label #7.
If we know BPA is bad news, why is it used at all?
This month, we have an unprecedented opportunity to make sure our food is free of BPA. By March 31 – just days away – the federal Food and Drug Administration plans to decide whether or not to continue allowing food packaging that leaches BPA.
There is no time to lose – the FDA needs to hear from you before it makes its decision. The government needs to know that Americans will not stand for food contaminated with toxic chemicals. Email the FDA today and tell them you want BPA out of your food’s packaging!
Or you can visit the Environmental Working Group’s website and use their automated email submittal service.