On July 7, 2016 the European Food Safety Authority’s (EFSA) Panel on Food Contact Materials, Enzymes, Flavourings and Processing Aids (CEF Panel) published the meeting minutes of its Working Group on BPA Immunotoxicity (WG-BPA). The 1st meeting of the WG-BPA was held on June 22, 2016 in Parma, Italy. During the meeting, the mandate received from the Dutch Ministry of Health, Welfare and Sports to review new data suggesting effects of bisphenol A (BPA, CAS 80-05-7) on the developing immune system (FPF reported) was presented. Also, EFSA’s scientific opinion on BPA of 2015 was presented (FPF reported). According to the Dutch mandate, the WG-BPA will evaluate two new studies by Menard et al. (2014a and 2014b). This will be done using the same review criteria as previously applied in EFSA’s 2015 BPA opinion. Further, the WG-BPA will prepare a draft statement to be discussed and possibly adopted by the CEF Panel by September 30, 2016.

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CEF (July 7, 2016). “Minutes of the 1st meeting of the Working Group on BPA Immunotoxicity.