Archive for August, 2008

CNN’s Lou Dobbs Says FDA is “Not erring on the side of safety for the American consumer” with recent BPA approval

Published: 20 August 2008
Category: Bisphenol A (BPA), Packaging CONCERNS, Studies/Federal Regulations

The August 18th edition of CNN’s Lou Dobbs Tonight in the segment “FDA Failing You: Gov’t Says BPA Is Good For You,” criticizes the FDA for standing by its “decades old” approval of bottles that contain the plastics chemical bisphenol A (BPA) as safe, and for basing its conclusions on two studies funded by the […]

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FDA to Hold Public Meeting about BPA Findings

Published: 20 August 2008
Category: Bisphenol A (BPA), Packaging CONCERNS, Studies/Federal Regulations

“Reuters” reports the U.S. Food and Drug Administration will hold a public meeting next month about the safety of bisphenol A (BPA), a chemical found in baby bottles and many other products. While environmental groups say BPA can hurt children and animals, the FDA and European regulators, as well as the plastics industry, says […]

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FDA Declares BPA is Safe for Infants and Adults

Published: 20 August 2008
Category: Bisphenol A (BPA), Packaging CONCERNS, Studies/Federal Regulations

The “Associated Press” and “MSNBC” report Food and Drug Administration scientists have declared that trace amounts of bisphenol A (BPA) that leach out of food containers are not a threat to infants or adults, despite mounting safety concerns from parents, consumer groups and politicians. The FDA reportedly acknowledged that more research is needed to […]

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Annie’s Naturals Organic Asiago Cheese Dressing

Published: 19 August 2008
Category: Organic Products in Glass

Crafted with delicious specialty cheese, this creamy dressing captures the Italian countryside with the nutty flavor of grated Asiago paired with basil and parsley. The new dressing is certified organic and is naturally gluten-free. Annie’s Naturals Organic Asiago Cheese Dressing is available in an 8 oz. glass bottle.

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L’Estornell Organic Olive Oil

Published: 18 August 2008
Category: Organic Products in Glass

For three generations, the Vea family of Catalonia has been renowned for advanced organic farming methods. Made from 100% Arbequina olives, L’Estornell oil is delicate, fruity and sweet with a clean, bright deep color. It has a slightly almond taste that is light and faintly sweet and buttery. The extra-virgin olive oil comes in a 750 mL glass bottle featuring elegant cut and stack labeling.

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BPA Controversy Could Cause Disruptive Change in Packaging Industry

Published: 15 August 2008
Category: Bisphenol A (BPA), Packaging CONCERNS

“Packaging World” reports bisphenol A (BPA), a chemical used in plastic baby bottles and other hard plastic products, is under increasing scrutiny from consumers and health advocates and “could potentially force disruptive change in the packaging value chain.” BPA studies suggest that the chemical could cause health problems by leaching into liquids or foods […]

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People May Start Tuning Out BPA Warnings

Published: 14 August 2008
Category: Bisphenol A (BPA), Packaging CONCERNS

The “Montreal Gazette” reports warnings about the possible dangers of the plastic chemical bisphenol A (BPA) in baby bottles and other children’s products have caused millions of parents to worry that they have poisoned their children. There is a concern that precautions about possible risks of BPA may clutter up the information environment so much […]

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California Lawmakers Consider BPA Ban, although Chemical’s Danger is Disputed

Published: 13 August 2008
Category: Bisphenol A (BPA), Hormonal Changes, Packaging CONCERNS, Studies/Federal Regulations

The “Associated Press” reports there is little dispute that bisphenol A (BPA), found in plastic baby bottles and infant formula cans, can disrupt the hormonal system, but scientists differ on whether the very low amounts found in food and beverage containers can be harmful. Responding to growing consumer anxiety, California lawmakers are currently considering […]

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Chemical industry allegedly uses deceptive tactics against BPA bill

Published: 12 August 2008
Category: Bisphenol A (BPA), Hormonal Changes, Packaging CONCERNS, Studies/Federal Regulations

According to the “San Francisco Chronicle,” the American Chemistry Council (ACC) has been mounting a shamefully deceptive campaign against state legislation that would ban the chemical bisphenol A (BPA) from food and drink containers aimed for consumption by children three and younger. The ACC has declared to the public through a mailer that the […]

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“USA Today” reports on How Parents Can Avoid BPA and Phthalates

Published: 11 August 2008
Category: Bisphenol A (BPA), Packaging CONCERNS, Phthalates

“USA Today” recently asked experts how parents can avoid hormone like chemicals, such as bisphenol A (BPA) and phthalates, in plastic products intended for children. BPA is found in plastic baby bottles, while phthalates are found in many children’s toys. Plastics labeled PVC-free or marked with the recycling codes #1, #2, or #5, […]

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