"FDA To Miss Third Deadline on BPA Ruling"

"The U.S. Food and Drug Administration will miss its third self-imposed deadline on letting consumers know whether it is safe to use products made with bisphenol A, a chemical ingredient in the lining of most food and beverage cans.

FDA spokesman Michael Herndon said Tuesday the agency would not be making a decision before the end of the year, a pledge it made when it missed its Nov. 30 deadline.

The repeated delays have angered health advocates who consider the chemical a threat to human health."

Meg Kissinger reports for the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel December 29, 2009.

Source: Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 12/30/2009