There are a number of benefits to joining the BPA-Free Package labeling program, including:

  • Providing consistent and trusted information to consumers about food packaging made without BPA that connects to a third party developed standard.
  • Display your company’s commitment to providing safe products.
  • Participate in a national website that offers consumers a one stop listing of companies that do not use BPA in their food packaging and have agreed to adopt the BPA-Free Package standard.
  • Demonstrate corporate leadership in sustainability as an early adopter addressing BPA packaging in the food and beverage industry.
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Here’s what the process looks like to join the program:

Purchase BPA-free packaging

If you haven’t already implemented BPA-free packaging, the place to begin is with your package suppliers. Ask your product representative about BPA-free packaging options that can work for your products. Once you find a suitable alternative, ask your packaging suppliers to provide information on what is being used in the place of BPA, and request that the BPA-free alternative is not manufactured with known carcinogens or endocrine-disrupting chemicals. Any alternative substance or packaging should not be designated as toxic to humans by any state or the federal government.

Fill out the online application

In order to complete the online application, there are a few items you’ll need to prepare in advance. Please refer to the Labeling Standardsfor detailed instructions. You’ll be asked to verify your use of BPA-free packaging, which you can do via one of following methods:
  • Test results conducted through an independent test of your product packaging to confirm that the packaging contains BPA levels of less than 1 part per billion.
  • Vendor Certification Form: Ask your package vendor to sign the vendor certification form.
You’ll also need to pay the annual licensing fee. Licensing fees are paid annually on a sliding scale based on sales of products for which BPA-free package content claims are asserted. Fees for the first year are based upon actual sales from the previous year.
  • $500 (annual sales $0 to $5 million)
  • $1,000 (annual sales $5 million to $50 million)
  • $1,500 (annual sales $50 million to $100 million)
  • $2,500 (annual sales of $100 million or greater)
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Once your application and supporting materials have been reviewed, you will be contacted by a representative from the BPA-Free Package program to answer any questions you might have and to sign the Program/License Agreement. Once that agreement is signed, you will receive the logo for use on your qualified product line(s).