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France to ban BPA in food contact packs by 2015

France to ban BPA in food contact packs by 2015
October 12
14:06 2012

France will ban the use of bisphenol A (BPA) in food contact packaging from 1 January

The news comes after the French senate adopted a law that bans the use of BPA in food contact packaging.

Quoting scientific studies carried out by French research bodies Inserm and Anses, the senate said the toxicity of BPA is proven in animals and suspected in humans and that it doesn’t have to “wait for absolute proof of causality or understand the exact mechanisms to protect the health of populations.”

The senate is particularly worried about the affect on the health of pregnant mothers, babies and children under the age of three, so BPA in packaging aimed at those markets will be banned in 2013.

Packaging will also carry a warning label for pregnant and feeding mothers.

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