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Wisconsin bill would require BPA labeling on food containers

The chemical has been banned since 2010 in baby bottles and spill-proof cups.

February 17, 2014
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WIsconsin BPA labeling bill introduced

Representative Chris Taylor introduced a bill in Wisconsin's state legislature that would require bisphenol A's (BPA) presence in food packages to be "conspicuously labeled." FDA determined that food containers with BPA were safe in 2008, but the National Institutes of Health is currently engaged in a $30 million study on BPA's safety.

“Currently, consumers are left to guess as to whether the container of a given food product contains BPA,” reads a memo from Taylor to colleagues. “Consumers should have a right to know which product containers have this potentially dangerous chemical.”

Nick George of the Midwest Food Processors Association says such labeling would cause unnecessary worry among consumers, pointing out that no government entity has said BPA is unsafe.

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