• 02/06/2023 17:29

EU – European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) Published Final Scientific Opinion on Bisphenol A

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​The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) recently published a final scientific opinion on Bisphenol A (BPA). BPA is a chemical substance used in combination with other chemicals to manufacture certain plastics and resins. BPA is used for example in polycarbonate plastic, a transparent and rigid type of plastic used to make water dispensers, food storage containers and reusable beverage bottles. The substance is also used to produce epoxy resins found in protective coatings and linings for food and beverage cans and vats. Chemicals such as BPA used in foodstuff containers can migrate in very small amounts to the food and drinks they contain, so EFSA’s scientists regularly review their safety, considering new data. EFSA’s scientists established a tolerable daily intake (TDI) of 0.2 nanograms (0.2 billionths of a gram) per kilogram of body weight per day, replacing the previous temporary level of 4 micrograms (4 millionths of a gram) per kilogram of body weight per day. The newly established TDI is around 20,000 times lower. EU decision-makers, namely the European Commission and Member State representatives, are responsible for setting limits on the amount of a chemical that may migrate from food packaging into food.​​ EFSA’s scientific advice on BPA will now inform discussions among EU lawmakers on the appropriate regulatory measures to take to protect consumers. ​

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