In an episode of Inside South East broadcasted on October 20, 2014 by the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) reporter Rachel Royce looks at the controversy surrounding bisphenol A (BPA). In the contribution, Andreas Kortenkamp, professor at Brunel University, U.K., asserts that the French BPA ban makes use of the precautionary principle and may be followed by other European Union Member States. On the other hand, Nick Mullon chief executive of the Metal Packaging Manufacturers Association (MPMA) points out that official risk assessment agencies including the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration consider the use of BPA in food contact materials (FCMs) safe. The video is available and freely accessible until November 17, 2014 on the BBC webpage.

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BBC (October 20, 2014). “Inside out South East, Episode October 20, 2014.