The easiest way to email your members of CongressDonate Now
S.136 - Ban Poisonous Additives Act of 2011
A bill to establish requirements with respect to bisphenol A.
Loading Bill Text
Rollover any line of text to comment and/or link to it.
Mr. REID (for Mrs. FEINSTEIN (for herself, Mr. SCHUMER, Mr. KERRY, Mr. SANDERS, and Mr. FRANKEN)) introduced the following bill; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and PensionsCommentsClose CommentsPermalink
SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE.
SEC. 2. REQUIREMENTS WITH RESPECT TO BISPHENOL A.
‘(j)(1) If it is a food intended for children 3 years of age or younger, the container of which (including the lining of such container) is composed, in whole or in part, of bisphenol A.CommentsClose CommentsPermalink
(A) BABY FOOD- Section 402(j)(1) of the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act, as added by paragraph (1), shall take effect 1 year after the date of enactment of this Act.CommentsClose CommentsPermalink
(B) UNFILLED BABY BOTTLES AND CUPS- Section 402(j)(2) of the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act, as added by paragraph (1), shall take effect 180 days after the date of enactment of this Act.CommentsClose CommentsPermalink
‘(4) the container of such infant formula (including the lining of such container and, in the case of infant formula powder, excluding packaging on the outside of the container that does not come into contact with the infant formula powder) is composed, in whole or in part, of bisphenol A.’.CommentsClose CommentsPermalink
(1) SAFETY ASSESSMENT OF PRODUCTS COMPOSED OF BPA- Not later than December 1, 2012, the Secretary of Health and Human Services (referred to in this Act as the ‘Secretary’) shall issue a revised safety assessment for food containers composed, in whole or in part, of bisphenol A, taking into consideration different types of such food containers and the use of such food containers with respect to different foods, as appropriate.CommentsClose CommentsPermalink
(2) SAFETY STANDARD- Through the safety assessment described in paragraph (1), and taking into consideration the requirements of section 409 of the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (
(3) APPLICATION OF SAFETY STANDARD TO ALTERNATIVES- The Secretary shall use the safety standard described under paragraph (2) to evaluate the proposed uses of alternatives to bisphenol A.CommentsClose CommentsPermalink
(d) Savings Provision- Nothing in this section shall affect the right of a State, political subdivision of a State, or Indian Tribe to adopt or enforce any regulation, requirement, liability, or standard of performance that is more stringent than a regulation, requirement, liability, or standard of performance under this section or that--CommentsClose CommentsPermalink