Monday, March 10, 2014
Morning Sentinel Staff
L.D. 1181 would have required the largest food manufacturers to disclose their use of BPA in cans and jars. This would have made a big difference to me, and especially to families with children.
Sadly, L.D. 1181 was vetoed by Gov. Paul LePage, and an override of that veto fell just a few votes short.
I would like to thank my representatives in the Legislature, Sen. Patrick Flood, R-Winthrop, and Rep. Gay Grant, D-Gardiner, for standing up for children's health by supporting L.D. 1181.
This is about our right to information about a toxic chemical in our food supply. While I am disappointed with the outcome this time, I know that the effort to protect kids from BPA in their foods is not over.
Judith A. Dorsey