News Releases & Statements
American Beverage Association Statement on Recent Analyses of Bisphenol A (BPA)
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
April 18, 2008
AMERICAN BEVERAGE ASSOCIATION STATEMENT ON RECENT ANALYSES OF BISPHENOL A (BPA)
WASHINGTON, D.C. –In light of the recent analysis and studies on bisphenol A (BPA) by the National Toxicology Program and Health Canada, consumers should rest assured that the beverage industry’s products and containers are safe. In fact, our plastic bottles do not contain BPA, nor has BPA been detected in our products in off-the-shelf testing.
Our industry is proud of its record of providing consumers with products that meet or exceed all government health, safety and quality standards. Millions of people around the world trust us because, for generations, our industry has made products that are refreshing, convenient and, above all, safe.
Importantly, our industry’s bottled water and soft drinks containers are made from polyethylene terephthalate (PET), one of the most commonly used types of plastic in the world, and do not contain BPA. Many of our other beverages, including juice containers, boxes and cartons, may be made from mixed plastic and also do not contain BPA. And while BPA is used in the manufacturing of can liners, which serve as a barrier between the product and the metal container, no BPA has ever been detected in our products in off-the-shelf testing by either the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) or the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA). Also, independent studies in New Zealand and the United Kingdom have not detected any BPA in soft drinks.
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The American Beverage Association is the trade association representing the broad spectrum of companies that manufacture and distribute non-alcoholic beverages in the United States.