To ban the use of bisphenol A in food containers, and for other purposes.
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled,
SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE.
This Act may be cited as the ``Ban Poisonous Additives Act of 2011''.
SEC. 2. BAN ON USE OF BISPHENOL A IN FOOD AND BEVERAGE CONTAINERS.
(a) Treatment of Bisphenol A as Adulterating the Food or Beverage.-- (1) In general.--For purposes of applying section 402(a)(6) of the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (21 U.S.C. 342(a)(6)), a food container (which for purposes of this Act includes a beverage container) that is composed, in whole or in part, of bisphenol A, or that can release bisphenol A into food (as defined for purposes of the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act), shall be treated as a container described in such section (relating to containers composed, in whole or in part, of a poisonous or deleterious substance which may render the contents injurious to health). (2) Applicability.-- (A) Reusable food containers.--Paragraph (1) shall apply to reusable food containers on the date that is 180 days after the date of enactment of this Act. (B) Other food containers.--Paragraph (1) shall apply to any food container that is packed with food and is introduced or delivered for introduction into interstate commerce on or after the date that is 180 days after the date of enactment of this Act. (b) Waiver.-- (1) In general.--The Secretary, after public...