New study shows novel effects of low dose BPA exposures

Early life exposures to low doses of BPA studied in mice and linked to significant dose-dependent changes in animals’ biochemical response 

2 new Substances of Very High Concern also allowed for food contact

Of the 54 new substances listed as Substance of Very High Concern under REACH, 2 are authorized for use in plastic food contact materials in Europe

Discussion over the health risks arising from BPA substitute

New study finds BPS to disrupt hormone signaling in rat cell, discussion about BPA replacement increases

EFSA publishes Work Plan 2013

EFSA’s work plan for 2013 includes guidance document on food contact materials, evaluations of plastic food contact materials and recycling processes.

American Chemistry Council files lawsuits against California over BPA

American Chemistry Council responds to proposed listing of BPA as a reproductive toxin with a lawsuit

Scientist renounces anti-BPA crusade

Richard Sharpe from the University of Edinburgh argues in an interview that public funds should be spent on more harmful environmental health concerns than BPA

BPA ban in Washington enforced

Negative testing results lead legislators in Washington State to conclude that BPA ban is well enforced

German TV channels sound a note of caution regarding plastic food packaging materials

2 German TV channels broadcasted programs in February investigating the use of chemicals in plastic food contact materials

New study highlights limits of personal choices aimed at reducing EDC exposure, contradicts previous research

Neither expert recommendations nor dietary intervention led to significant reduction in food-packaging derived EDC body burden, reports new US study. Regulatory action is called for to ensure food safety.

News from the EU Commission on food contact materials

EU Commission plans authorization of two new substances for use in food contact plastics, postpones discussions on new ceramics legislation and discusses Declaration of Compliance issues