On January 17, 2014 the North American Packaging Alliance (NAMPA) and the American Chemistry Council (ACC) welcomed the European Food Safety Authority’s conclusions on the risk assessment of bisphenol A (BPA) (reported on previously by the FPF). While EFSA suggests lowering the tolerable daily intake (TDI) to 5 µg/kg body weight/day, it considered current environmental exposure levels safe for consumers. The proposed TDI is only to be set temporarily until the findings of research carried out by the U.S National Toxicology Program (NTP) investigating low dose effects and non-monotonic dose response curves are published.

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NAMPA (January 17, 2014). “Latest EFSA Opinion Concludes BPA Not a Health Concern.(pdf)

ACC (January 17, 2014). “EFSA’s Re-Evaluation Confirms That Health Concern for BPA Is Low.” (pdf)

FPF article “EFSA publishes draft BPA opinion, part II