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Food Safety Vote Threatens Food Safety

This week, the Senate may vote on an amendment to the FDA Food Safety Modernization Act that could undermine the integrity of the U.S. food supply. Offered by Senator Dianne Feinstein, D-CA, this amendment would ban the use of a substance called bisphenol A (BPA) in food packaging. BPA–based resins line food containers—e.g., aluminum and steel cans—to reduce contamination of our food from rust, E-coli, botulism, and a host of other dangerous pathogens. Given that BPA has never produced a single adverse public health impact among consumers, even after 60 years use in packaging, this proposal is crazy and could undermine the safety of our food. I wrote more about his in a recent article for the Washington Examiner. Also check out our posts on the topic at CEI's sister website FightNanny.com, which highlights the excesses of the nanny state. Our new contributor there reports from a mom's point of view. She also has a very interesting blog called Truth or Scare. Check it out.