After the news about polycarbonate feeding bottles soared the world wide web, I find it hard to believe that I found another of same type with related purpose, and is FDA approved.
It is a hard plastic bottle intended to contain juice or drinking water of kids going to school.
Plastic bottles with a 7 recycling symbol means other plastics. Mostly combination of polycarbonate, abs and other unknown types of varying proportions. Studies found it leaching Bisphenol-A (BPA) to foodstuffs. BPA is a potential endocrine disruptor, .
On the other hand, pure polycarbonate plastics are food safe. It is widely use as hard unbreakable chocolate molds. ABS is not.
The reycling symbol is often embossed on the underside of the container. This doubtful product has one but ink printed. Not sure if there is a ruling on how to affix symbol properly. I cannot conclude on this matter.
Maybe it’s true! Or maybe, these type of plastic in general is still regarded as food safe and approved for food use.
Enough with the maybe. Here is a quote from FDA website indicating low level exposure is safe.
Questions & Answers on Bisphenol A (BPA) Use in Food Contact Applications. Page Last Updated: 02/05/2016
Is BPA safe?
Yes. Based on FDA’s ongoing safety review of scientific evidence, the available information continues to support the safety of BPA for the currently approved uses in food containers and packaging. People are exposed to low levels of BPA because, like many packaging components, very small amounts of BPA may migrate from the food packaging into foods or beverages. Studies pursued by FDA’s National Center for Toxicological Research (NCTR) have shown no effects of BPA from low-dose exposure.