How to be ahead of the curve with the “free-from” claim

By Jaclyn Bowen

Chemical compounds such as BPA and phthalates are found in a variety of food and consumer packaging. They are not chemically bound to plastics, so they can be released from consumer products into the environment and may result in human exposure. While BPA and phthalates are still permitted for use in food and consumer product packaging, what is a dedicated brand to do?

Bisphenol A (BPA) is a chemical used in plastic and is found in a variety of food and consumer product containers. According to the FDA, heightened interest in the safe use of BPA in food packaging has resulted in increased public awareness as well as scientific interest. As a result, many exploratory scientific studies have appeared in the public literature.

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