Ban on BPA Is Now Official in Suffolk County

Suffolk County is the first to ban BPA in bottles and sippy cups in the nation. Several states including California, Oregon and Hawaii are considering doing away with BPA,but Suffolk County, on Long Island, is the first place in the nation to enact one.

The Suffolk County ban will take effect within 90 days of being filed with New York’s secretary of state and applies to empty beverage containers used by children ages 3 and younger.

Steve Levy, the Suffolk County executive, said children’s exposure to potentially harmful products should be minimized.

“Of all the things a parent must worry about,” he said, “whether or not their child is being harmed by a baby bottle should not be one of them.”

Pistachio Recall due to Salmonella

Setton Pistachio of Terra Bella, Inc., California, also known as Setton Farms, is the subject of an investigation by the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) and U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) concerning Salmonella contamination.

The Farm had stopped all distribution of processed pistachios and issued a voluntary recall involving approximately 1 million pounds of its products. Because the pistachios were used as ingredients in a variety of foods, it is likely this recall will impact many products. In addition, the investigation at Setton Farms is ongoing and may lead to additional pistachio product recalls.

US Food Safety, is a great website for updated information on this recall as well as all new recalls