The Danish Plastics Federation (DPF) has voiced its opposition to its Government’s temporary ban on bisphenol A (BPA) in food contact materials for young children and urged Ministers to abide by EFSA’s forthcoming decision on the chemical.
Bisphenol A (BPA) is living on borrowed time. And not just in the United States but now in Europe too where mounting consumer hostility and scientific concern over its safety have combined to push the chemical towards the point of no return.
A European plastics industry body has hailed a decision by the French Food Safety Agency (AFSSA) to use scientific rather than political considerations to guide its ongoing evaluation of bisphenol A (BPA).
French food safety authorities have questioned the validity of studies linking bisphenol A (BPA) to human health problems but said the research does flag up “warning signs” that warrant extra analysis.
The US FDA has admitted it has “some concerns” over the health risks from bisphenol A (BPA) as it backed efforts to phase out use of the chemical in food packaging and called for heightened regulatory scrutiny.