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France's Senate approves ban on BPA in food packaging, medical devices

11:22 AM MDT | October 10, 2012 | Kara Sissell

France’s Senate, on 9 October, unanimously voted in favor of a measure to ban bisphenol A (BPA) in food packaging and medical devices, beginning July 2015. The measure, which now must be reconciled with a version passed by the National Assembly, would make France the first country to ban BPA in food packaging. Plastics Europe (Brussels), an industry group, says the measure would have “no safety benefit for consumers and disregards existing European law and risk assessment while disturbing the internal market.” The last-minute inclusion of...

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