The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) is to re-evaluate the risks of bisphenol A (BPA) in food as the Court of Justice of the EU confirms the chemical must be listed as a “substance of very high concern” for its hormone-disrupting properties on the...
France has called for revised harmonised classification and labelling (CLH) of bisphenol A (BPA) based on reproductive toxicity, prompting the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) to launch a public consultation.
The French Health Authority’s report that Bisphenol A (BPA) poses health risks for pregnant women and unborn children is “in contrast with the most recent global scientific consensus”, according to an industry group.
The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) is inviting a host of stakeholders – including packaging companies and food businesses - to submit data on migration of Bisphenol A (BPA) from packaging and levels of the chemicals in food and beverages.
Sweden said it will introduce a ban on bisphenol A (BPA) in food packaging targeted at young children but stepped back from proposals to force food processing and packaging players to find wholesale alternatives to the chemical.
French concerns over bisphenol A (BPA) have not been dispelled in the wake of the opinion from the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) that the chemical poses no health risk through dietary exposure, said France’s food safety agency.
The American Chemistry Council (ACC) has launched a withering attack on the design of a new study suggesting that gestational exposure to food packaging compound bisphenol-A (BPA) before birth could lead to emotional difficulties in children.
Swedish proposals to phase out bisphenol A (BPA) in epoxy can linings are based on political expedience and groundless fears rather than sound science, said the North American Metal Packaging Alliance (NAMPA).
Bisphenol A (BPA) presents no major risk to human health, said the German Society of Toxicology (GST) as it backed the current tolerable daily intake (TDI) level for the chemical as set by European Union experts.
Some canned foods could vanish from supermarket shelves if any future deadline by lawmakers to ban bisphenol A (BPA) outstripped the pace of research to find replacements, said the North American Metal Packaging Alliance (NAMPA).
A host of industry-led projects are currently underway to discover bisphenol A (BPA) alternatives for metal packaging – but a viable option is unlikely to reach the market for several years, said a leading US trade body in an exclusive interview with...
Food contact materials are an underestimated source of chemical contaminants and a “potentially relevant route of human exposure to endocrine disrupting chemicals (EDC)” such as bisphenol A (BPA), according to new research.
A major plastics trade body, a leading scientist, and the UK food safety watchdog have all backed the European Food Safety Authority’s bisphenol A (BPA) opinion that the tolerable daily intake (TDI) for the chemical does not need be altered.