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Connecticut lawmakers vote on bill requiring BPA labels on food packaging

11:48 AM MDT | April 17, 2013 | Rebecca Coons

Connecticut lawmakers are set to vote today on a bill requiring food packaging products containing bisphenol A (BPA) be labeled. Senate Bill 16, sponsored by State Senator Beth Bye (D), would take effect 1 January 2014. According to Bye, BPA is a “dangerous product and can lead to health problems,” and consumers have the right to know the contents of what they buy. Connecticut is among the 11 states, along with the District of Columbia, that have enacted restrictions on BPA. The state has already passed bills banning the sale of reusable food or...

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