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WASHINGTON (December 13, 2012)
The following statement can be attributed to Steven G. Hentges, Ph.D., of the Polycarbonate/BPA Global Group of the American Chemistry Council (ACC) following the French government's decision to impose restrictions on all bisphenol A (BPA)-based food contact packaging:
"The French Parliament ignored decades of scientific evidence, the European Food Safety Authority and European Union experts when the Senate voted today to restrict the use of BPA in food-contact materials.
"This decision is at odds with government and scientific bodies around the globe which have extensively evaluated the weight of scientific evidence on BPA and have declared that BPA is safe as used, including in materials that come into contact with food."
Polycarbonate/BPA Global Group of ACC
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