In France, a law dating from 30 June 2010 suspended the manufacture, import, export and sale of infant feeding bottles made from products containing Bisphenol A. On 1 April 2011, this suspension was replaced by a European Regulation (Regulation (EU) No 321/2011), which restricts the ban on BPA to the manufacture of infant feeding bottles designed for children under the age of 1 only. This restriction has also applied to the sale and import of such products since 1 June 2011.
Since June 2010, the manufacture and importation of infant feeding bottles made from BPA has been banned in Europe (Regulation (EU) No 321/2011).
In France, the national parliament has passed Law n°2012-1442 of 24 December 2012, banning the use of Bisphenol A (BPA) in food containers: from 2013 for food products aimed at children under three years of age, and from the start of 2015 for those aimed at the rest of the population.
This timeframe should allow industry players to develop alternatives and prepare to replace BPA. The law also provides for an obligation to warn populations at risk by indicating the presence of BPA on the food containers concerned.
The full text of the law and the documents that led to its adoption can be viewed (in French) here: http://www.assemblee-nationale.fr/14/dossiers/conditionnement_alimentair...