US/Nevada – An Act Relating to the Prohibition of Certain Children’s Products Containing Bisphenol A

The Governor of the state of Nevada recently signed Assembly Bill 354 to prohibit the manufacture, sale or distribution of certain children's products containing Bisphenol A (BPA).

Effective January 1, 2014, any bottle or cup that contains intentionally added BPA, if it is designed or intended to be filled with any liquid or food intended primarily for consumption directly from it by a child who is less than 4 years of age, shall not be knowingly manufactured, distributed or sold.

Additionally, from July 1, 2014, the scope is expanded to prohibit a person from knowingly manufacturing, selling or distributing any baby food or infant formula stored in a container that contains intentionally added BPA.

Definition

  1. "Baby food" means any prepared solid food consisting of a soft paste or is otherwise easily chewed and is intended primarily for consumption by a child who is less than 4 years of age and is commercially available.

  2. "Container" means any receptacle, including, without limitation, a box, can, jar or a lid, that comes in direct physical contact with baby food or infant formula.

  3. "Infant formula" means any liquid or powder that purports or is represented to be for special dietary use solely as a food for infants by nature of its simulation of human milk or its suitability as a complete or partial substitute for human milk.

 

 http://www.leg.state.nv.us/Session/77th2013/Bills/AB/AB354_EN.pdf

 

For further information, please contact:
Intertek APAC
Charles Sa
Tel: +852 2173 8632
Email: charles.sa@intertek.com