With the use of bisphenol A (BPA) being increasingly debated, manufacturers have sought alternatives to the use of BPA in food contact materials. As such, bisphenol S (BPS) has replaced bisphenol A (BPA) based polycarbonates in plastic baby bottles. Further, BPA based epoxy resins in cans have been substituted with BPS. While BPS is an authorized plastic food contact material (FCM) in Europe according to Regulation EU 10/2011, knowledge on the BPS’ toxicity remains limited. In its new context article, the Food Packaging Forum reports on the available knowledge on applications, toxicity, exposure and regulation of BPS.
FPF article “Bisphenol S”