On February 6, 2017 the European Food Safety Authority’s (EFSA) Panel on Food Contact Materials, Enzymes, Flavourings and Processing Aids (CEF Panel) published the minutes of the third meeting of its Working Group (WG) on BPA assessment protocol. The meeting was held on January 26-27, 2017 in Parma, Italy. The WG discussed the expert feedback received regarding the draft protocol for the screening and appraisal of the scientific literature to be used for the safety reassessment of bisphenol A (BPA, CAS 80-05-7). The WG noted that “most of the criteria to be used were agreed on.” Also, individual tasks and deadlines were assigned to WG members. No further detailed information was provided in the meeting minutes.

The next meeting of the WG is scheduled to be held on February 24, 2017 by phone conference.

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CEF (February 6, 2017). “Minutes of the 3rd meeting of the Working Group on BPA assessment protocol.(pdf)