French proposal for Bisphenol A ban enters another round

The French senate adopted a legal proposition which would ban Bisphenol A in food packaging designated for children under three years of age. All other packaging intended to come into contact with food would have to state that this product is not suitable for pregnant women and children under three. The amendments made by the senate require now adoption by the French National Assembly. 

Bisphenol A metabolite possibly more potent new study suggests

A new in silico study shows that the bisphenol A metabolite MBP has a higher affinity for both human estrogen receptors

IFT meeting prioritizes safety of food packaging

Safety of food packaging is a priority topic at the upcoming annual meeting of the Institute of Food Technologists (IFT) next July in Chicago, USA.

Urinary Bisphenol A levels in pregnant women linked to reduced thyroid stimulating hormone in newborn boys

A study investigating the association of maternal Bisphenol A levels with maternal and neonatal thyroid hormone levels finds an association between maternal urinary BPA and thyroid stimulating hormone levels in male neonates.

NGOs question need for additional EFSA opinion on EDCs

NGOs send letter to EU Commissioners concerning the recent announcement by EFSA for another scientific opinion on endocrine disrupting chemicals. EFSA plans to publish the opinion in March 2013.

Human biomonitoring data from Europe to be released

The European Consortium for Human Biomonitoring COPHES will release human biomonitoring data from Europe in October 2012

Printing ink compounds detected in foods

UK survey finds eight different printing ink chemicals in food samples as well as their packaging

Low dose experts meet in Berlin

Experts unite in Berlin to discuss low dose effects and non-monotonic dose response curves

EFSA to deliver scientific opinion on endocrine disruptors

EFSA will report on human health and environmental risks from endocrine disruptors in the food chain

Ongoing research project on xeno-hormones in food contact materials

Austrian research project assesses migrants from food packaging with hormone active properties