FDA Denies Petition to Ban BPA in Food and Beverage Containers

  Agency will continue to study and review chemical's effects by Helena Bottemiller | Mar 31, 2012 The U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Friday denied a petition seeking to ban bisphenol-A, commonly known as BPA, from food and beverage packaging, but the agency said it continues to support research examining the safety of the … Continue reading FDA Denies Petition to Ban BPA in Food and Beverage Containers

New Study Says FDA Underestimated Seafood Contamination Risk After BP Oil Spill

  A new study suggests that following the BP oil spill, the FDA "seriously underestimated the cancer risk from contaminants that can accumulate in seafood," according to a Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) press release. The study, “Seafood Contamination After the BP Gulf Oil Spill and Risks to Vulnerable Populations: A Critique of the FDA Risk Assessment," was … Continue reading New Study Says FDA Underestimated Seafood Contamination Risk After BP Oil Spill