EFSA puts back BPA opinion date again

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BPA has been banned in polycarbonate baby bottles in the EU. Picture courtesy of the JRC
BPA has been banned in polycarbonate baby bottles in the EU. Picture courtesy of the JRC
The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) has delayed the final adoption of its opinion on bisphenol A (BPA) until 2014.

Stakeholders will be able to provide comments on the draft exposure assessment through an online public consultation from mid-July to mid-September 2013.

In a second stage in early 2014, EFSA will publicly consult on the human health aspects of its risk assessment prior to finalising its scientific opinion.

The authority’s last exposure assessment of BPA was in 2006 and the assessment will encompass dietary and non-dietary sources (including paper, inhalation and dust).

It had already delayed the final adoption of its opinion on the substance from May until November 2013.

EFSA completed its full risk assessment of BPA in 2006 and set a Tolerable Daily Intake (TDI) of 0.05 mg/kg body weight/day for this substance.

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