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FDA Misses Target Date for BPA Review; But Announcement Due ‘Soon’

1:43 PM MST | December 1, 2009 | Kara Sissell

The FDA has missed its November 30 target date for a reassessment of bisphenol A’s (BPA) safety in food contact materials, but says it “will have an announcement soon.” It is as yet unclear if FDA’s announcement will be simply a request for more time to conduct the review, but industry and environmental sources say they do not expect a protracted delay. FDA’s reassessment stems from House Democrats who questioned the Bush administration FDA’s ruling on BPA’s safety. Representatives Henry Waxman (D., CA) and Bart Stupak...

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