The US Food and Drink Administration (FDA) has started a 60-day public consultation period to revise regulations on the use of bisphenol A (BPA) in baby bottles and sippy cups.
The comment period which started last week comes after the American Chemistry Council (ACC) called on the FDA to make it clear to consumers that the substance was no longer used in the manufacture of the containers, despite stressing the inclusion of BPA in any food contact material was safe.
The ACC wants the law changed after action to ban BPA had already been taken by a number of US states, resulting in confusion about whether the substance was still used in production of the containers.
After the two month period the FDA can make a final decision.
Steven G. Hentges, head of the ACC’s polycarbonate/BPA global group said: “FDA action on this request will provide certainty that BPA is not used to make the baby bottles and sippy cups on store shelves, either today or in the future.”