France bans the marketing and sale of baby bottles containing Bisphenol A


France bans the marketing and sale of baby bottles containing Bisphenol A

TheFrench Parliament definitively approved on 23 June 2010 a provision banning the production and marketing of baby bottles that contain Bisphenol A. The entry into force of the new standard could only take place from 1 January 2011, to give companies the opportunity to dispose of stocks. The other novelty is that the debate on the proposal to ban bisphenol A in all objects in contact with food has been postponed to next year, when the scientific documentation will be more complete.

For the record, it must be said that similar measures have already been adopted in recent months in Canada and Denmark, while in the US only bottles without Bisphenol A are sold.

In France, the League Against Cancer has begun to collect signatures to ask health authorities to make mandatory a statement on product labels where the presence of Bisphenol A is highlighted.

The League against Cancer claims that polycarbonate (plastic used for baby bottles and made from chains of Bisphenol A molecules) releases Bisphenol when subjected to heat and for this reason mothers are not advised to heat milk in bottles. The release of harmful molecules to food also arises when heating a box of canned peas or carrots or other vegetables in a water bath. The metal cans are in fact covered inside with a thin layer of Bisphenol to prevent the metal from transferring flavors and odors to the food.

 

Other posts on the argument

The opinion of the French Food Safety Agency on Bisphenol A On 27 April the French Food Safety Agency (Afssa) published a dossier on the release of Bisphenol A particles from polycarbonate containers (rigid and transparent plastic) used by food industries. 

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The list of bottles without bisphenol A sold in Italy Pending the decisions that the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) will take in May, here is the list of bottles that do not contain Bisphenol A 

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Better to avoid Bisphenol says the German Environment Agency Better avoid Bisphenol says the German Environment Agency. No problem for cans say the Canadians 

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In Europe there is a war against bottles containing Bisphenol A In Europe there is a war against bottles containing Bisphenol A, in Italy Chicco is adapting 

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France bans the marketing and sale of baby bottles with bisphenol A France bans the marketing and sale of baby bottles with bisphenol A 

… 10 a provision that prohibits the production and marketing of baby bottles containing Bisphenol A. The entry into force of the new standard could only take place from January 1, 2011, for …


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