March 15, 2018
Partner Sarah Roller
was quoted in the Chemical Watch
article “'Consumer and retailer demands as potent as regulation,' food packagers say.” The article discusses how state regulations are more important than regulation by the Food and Drug Administration. For example, Bisphenol A (BPA) in Coca-Cola. Under California’s Proposition 65, products containing BPA above certain threshold levels must carry a warning label, even though the FDA says current uses of BPA are safe. “Prop 65 is contributing to efforts by food processors to develop data that their packaging is not a source of BPA exposure to justify the absence of warnings," Sarah noted. “Just as important are the demands of retailers such as Walmart, Costco and Whole Foods that packaged food products they sell meet a list of requirements,” she said.
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