In April 2014, the Canadian Food Inspection Agency published the “2011-2012 bisphenol A (BPA) in canned foods” report which forms part of the Canadian Food Safety Action Plan (FSAP). The survey is intended to generate baseline surveillance data on the presence of BPA in food products in Canada and assessed BPA levels in canned foods collected in 11 cities between April 2011 and March 2012. It detected BPA in 6 of the 403 surveyed samples; in 98.5% of samples BPA was not detected (limit of detection (LOD) of 0.005 ppm). While Health Canada has recommended that migration should comply with the general principle of ALARA (as low as reasonably achievable), there is no regulatory migration limit for BPA in Canada. Based on the survey, the Canadian Food Inspection Agency concluded that none of the samples posed a concern to human health. In a press release (pdf) published on April 30, 2014, the trade association North American Packaging Association (NAMPA) stressed that the survey showed that the use of BPA in food contact materials was safe.
Canadian Food Inspection Agency (April 2014). “2011 – 2012 Bisphenol A in Canned Foods.”
NAMPA (April 30, 2014). “Canadian Government Testing for Bisphenol A (BPA) Finds 100 Percent of Canned Foods Safe” (pdf)