WASHINGTON, D.C. (CMI) — The Can Manufacturers Institute today released the following statement regarding the Food & Drug Administration’s review of scientific data covering Bisphenol A:
“Today’s announcement by the FDA’s panel reviewing the science surrounding Bisphenol A reinforces the longstanding consensus that current regulations covering BPA protect U.S. consumers.
“By any measure, the FDA panel review was a comprehensive and exhaustive review of the existing, sound science and we believe they came to the proper, independent conclusion, devoid of the emotional rhetoric that has surrounded this issue for far too long. After studying more than 43 foundational studies, the proper conclusion is that the current regulatory scheme is more than adequate to protect consumers.
“Canned food and the linings contained within them protect consumers from contamination and bacteria that would endanger the food supply. Can manufacturers care about consumer health and utilize every measure to ensure that the can is of the highest quality that consumers can trust. We take the proper measures to provide packaging materials to ensure a safe food supply. We look forward to continuing our tradition of fulfilling our important mission of providing consumers with nutritious and refreshing options.”