Bisphenol A

EFSA will set up a working group in 2018 and start collecting papers and data. Picture: iStock/ziquiu

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EFSA prepares for BPA toxicity assessment

By Joseph James Whitworth

The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) has finalised the strategy for its next re-evaluation of the toxicity of bisphenol A (BPA).

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Experts dismiss new study showing dangers of BPA

By Louis Gore-Langton

New research shows exposure to Bisphenol A (BPA) in pregnant mice can disrupt the immune system and lead to multiple sclerosis in infancy, but experts say the chemical poses no risk to humans.

BPA safety has been the subject of debate for many years

EFSA begins new BPA review process

By Joseph James Whitworth

Work on another evaluation of bisphenol A (BPA) by the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) has started with a final scientific opinion scheduled for 2018.

RIVM recommends more stringent BPA standards

RIVM: BPA exposure should be reduced

By Joseph James Whitworth

European standards for Bisphenol A (BPA) exposure should be revisited, according to the Dutch National Institute for Public Health and the Environment (RIVM).

BPA has been declared safe by the FDA and EFSA

UPDATED: ConAgra, Nestlé and GMA respond

BPA substitutes in canned food ‘not clear’ - EWG

By Joseph James Whitworth

Many companies that have stopped using bisphenol A (BPA) in canned food did not reveal what they are using instead, according to the Environmental Working Group (EWG).

EFSA BPA meeting Brussels

Follow-up meeting on BPA

By Jenny Eagle

The full risk assessment of bisphenol A (BPA) will be discussed by scientists with the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) in Brussels today (April 23).

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