Minnesota bans BPA from bottles

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5/12/2009-According to United Press International, Minnesota Governor Tim Pawlenty signed legislation into law on May 7 that bans the use of bisphenol-A (BPA) in the manufacturing of sippy cups and bottles. Starting Jan. 1, 2010, manufacturers in the state may not sell products intended for use by children under age 3 that contain the material; the ban extends to all retailers in the state as of Jan. 1, 2011. The material, which is found in many plastics used in the food and beverage industry, has caused a lot of controversy in the industry regarding its safety. In Oct. 2008, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration found that BPA is safe. However, this finding was widely questioned and the agency ordered the risk assessment be performed again.

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