The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has issued a final rule amending 21 C.F.R. 175.300 to reflect the industry’s abandonment of bisphenol A (BPA)-based epoxy resins as coatings in infant formula packaging. As of July 12, 2013, the food additive regulations will no longer provide for this use of BPA. According to FDA, its action followed Rep. Edward Markey’s (D-Mass.) petition asserting that industry had stopped using BPA in infant formula packaging; the action “is not “related to the safety of BPA.” See FDA Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition—Constituent Update, July 11, 2013.