France bans BPA in food containers from 2015

A law banning plastics intermediate bisphenol A in all food containers in France from January 2015 was adopted on Thursday following a final vote in the senate

A law banning plastics intermediate bisphenol A (BPA) in all food containers in France from January 2015 was adopted on Thursday following a final vote in the senate and more than a year of debate in both houses of parliament.

The ban was initially intended to apply from January 2014 but French senators sought to delay the deadline to 1 July 2015. In the end, they accepted a compromise proposed by the lower house of parliament, bringing it forward by six months.

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