Proposed BPA restrictions could derail food-safety bill

08/23/2010 | The Packer

The food-safety-reform bill may not be voted on by the Senate before the November election if lawmakers fail to resolve differences over two proposed amendments: one that would restrict the use of bisphenol A in food and beverage containers, and the other that would provide exemptions for businesses earning less than $500,000. The American Farm Bureau and the food-manufacturing industry are critical of the move to restrict BPA, according to Kelli Ludlum, director of congressional relations at the AFB. "It's a potential deal-breaker," Ludlum said.

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