Due to frequent detection of bisphenol A (BPA) in food samples and concerns regarding its endocrine disrupting effects, many manufacturers have replaced the substance with other bisphenol analogues of which some may act according to similar pathways as BPA. However, few researchers have studied the presence of these BPA substitutes in food. The FPF reports on a new study by researchers from the University of Albany, New York, U.S. investigating the presence of different bisphenol analogues in Chinese food (Liao and Kannan 2013). In their study, Liao and Kannan detected bisphenol analogues in 78% of Chinese food samples. They report that BPA continues to be the most important bisphenol analogue, but also bisphenol S (BPS) and F (BPF) were found in a significant number of samples. Based on their finding, Liao and Kannan estimate that BPA exposure is lower in China than in Europe.

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FPF article “Bisphenol analogue contamination of Chinese food