H.R.1523 - Ban Poisonous Additives Act of 2009

To ban the use of bisphenol A in food containers, and for other purposes. view all titles (2)

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  • Short: Ban Poisonous Additives Act of 2009 as introduced.
  • Official: To ban the use of bisphenol A in food containers, and for other purposes. as introduced.

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03/16/09
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Official Summary

Ban Poisonous Additives Act of 2009 - Treats any food container that is composed, in whole or in part, of bisphenol A or that can release bisphenol A into food as a container that is composed of a poisonous or deleterious substance for purposes of the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act. B

Official Summary

Ban Poisonous Additives Act of 2009 - Treats any food container that is composed, in whole or in part, of bisphenol A or that can release bisphenol A into food as a container that is composed of a poisonous or deleterious substance for purposes of the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act. Bans the use of such containers. Allows the Secretary of Health and Human Services to grant a waiver of such ban for one year (renewable for an additional year) under specified circumstances. Requires any product for which the Secretary grants a waiver to display a prominent warning on its label of the potential health effects associated with bisphenol A. Directs the Commissioner of Food and Drugs to periodically review substances listed in federal regulations and generally recognized as safe. Requires any such substances that are shown by new scientific evidence to cause reproductive or developmental toxicity in humans or animals to be banned or otherwise restricted. Amends the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act to require (currently, permits) a manufacturer or supplier of a food contact substance to notify the Secretary of the identity, intended use, and safety of any such substance and of determinations as to the health effects of such substance.

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Organizations Supporting H.R.1523

  • Breast Cancer Fund
  • Center for Health, Environment and Justice
  • Consumers Union
  • Environmental Working Group
  • Physicians for Social Responsibility
  • The Endocrine Society
  • ...and 1 more. See all.

Organizations Opposing H.R.1523

  • Alcoa
  • American Chemistry Council
  • Coca Cola
  • Del Monte Foods
  • Grocery Manufacturers Association
  • North American Metal Packaging Alliance
  • ...and 4 more. See all.




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