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FDA decisions leave ortho-phthalates in food and our safety in limbo

Source: EDF (June 22, 2022)

On May 19, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced four incongruous actions in response to petitions submitted by EDF and others asking the agency to ban the use of more than two dozen ortho-phthalates (phthalates) in food packaging and processing equipment. We filed the petitions because we were concerned that these hormone-disrupting chemicals were harming people, especially children, who consume food contaminated by this class of chemicals. Since filing the petitions six years ago, the evidence of harm – and our concern for children’s health – have only grown more compelling.

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FDA agrees to renewed call for reassessing health risks of BPA in food packaging

Source: EWG (June 6, 2022)

Originally published here. Last week, the Food and Drug Administration finally said it would heed calls from EWG and other top advocacy groups seeking to limit the use of bisphenol A, or BPA, in food packaging, an urgent need, given alarming new data about the chemical’s harm. In early April, the groups, led by the Environmental Defense […]

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FDA agrees to reassess BPA risks

Source: E&E News (June 2, 2022)

After more than a decade of pressure from environmental health advocates, the Food and Drug Administration is set to reconsider the health effects of a common and controversial industrial chemical often used in plastics.

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The FDA Refuses to Ban These Toxic Chemicals In Food Packaging, Experts Say

Source: Eat This, Not That! (June 1, 2022)

Scientists say there is sufficient evidence that phthalates can cause serious harm to human health. Originally published here. On a scale of 1 to 10, how worried are you about harmful chemicals lurking in your food? Truth be told, you’re probably more concerned about the rising costs of gas and groceries, what your child is or isn’t learning in school […]

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Fragmented FDA leadership contributed to formula failure

Source: Food Safety News (May 17, 2022)

America’s infant formula shortage has raised urgent questions about the safety of our food supply. Most Americans believe America has the safest food supply in the world. But, the tragic failure to address contaminated infant formula as well as a hard-hitting investigation about the failures at FDA’s food safety division has revealed dangerous holes in our food safety net.

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