Sen. Dianne Feinstein(D-CA) lost in her attempt to ban the controversial chemical bisphenol A(BPA). Feinstein was seeking to ban BPA from children’s drink containers as part of a broader food safety bill that the Senate is scheduled to vote on this week. She had reached an agreement with Sen. Enzi(R-WY), Ranking Member of the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee, which would have banned the use of BPA in baby bottles and sippy cups, required the FDA to issue a revised safety assessment of BPA by December 1, 2012, and included a savings clause which would allow states to enact their own legislation. However, according to her, a strong lobbying effort by the American Chemistry Council(ACC) thwarted her efforts. Sen. Feinstein intends to regroup and continue her push to ban BPA next year.