"FDA Bans BPA in Baby Formula Packages"

"The Food and Drug Administration has agreed to ban the use of a chemical linked to health problems in infant formula packaging."

"The FDA’s decision to prohibit of bisphenol A (BPA) comes at the urging of Rep. Edward Markey (D-Mass.), who filed a petition calling for the action last year.

'This is a major victory for America’s families, and I join with parents in celebrating safer feeding time for their babies now that this toxic chemical will forever be banned from infant formula,' Markey said in a written statement Thursday.

The rule will take effect immediately after it is published in the Federal Register later this week."

Ben Goad reports for The Hill's RegWatch July 11, 2013.

Source: The Hill, 07/12/2013