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325F.174 BISPHENOL-A IN CHILDREN'S FOOD CONTAINERS.

Subdivision 1.Prohibition.

(a) Beginning August 1, 2014, no manufacturer or wholesaler may knowingly sell or offer for sale in this state infant formula, baby food, or toddler food stored in a container that contains intentionally added bisphenol-A.

(b) Beginning August 1, 2015, no retailer may knowingly sell or offer for sale in this state infant formula, baby food, or toddler food stored in a container that contains intentionally added bisphenol-A.

Subd. 2.Definitions.

For purposes of this section, the following terms have the meanings given.

(a) "Baby food" means a prepared solid food consisting of a soft paste or an easily chewed food that is primarily intended for consumption by children two years of age or younger and is commercially available.

(b) "Container" means a receptacle, box, can, or jar, including a lid, that is in direct physical contact with a children's food.

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

(d) "Toddler food" means any food or beverage, other than baby food or infant formula, that is primarily intended for consumption by children under three years of age. For purposes of this section, toddler food in can containers is not included in this definition.

History:

2013 c 71 s 1