Study on BPS, BPF, and obesity

Researchers investigate urinary concentrations of bisphenols A, S, and F in relation to body mass in children and adolescents; results suggest correlation with obesity; authors recommend caution when interpreting results, call for future monitoring

Philippines bans BPA in baby bottles

Food and Drug Administration of the Philippines issues ban on bisphenol A in infant feeding bottles and sippy cups; importers and manufacturers given six-month phase-out period to remove affected products from market

EFSA BPA re-evaluation: 11th meeting

EFSA CEP Panel publishes minutes of the 11th meeting of its working group on bisphenol A safety re-evaluation; experts discuss draft technical report of pilot phase, review results from ongoing evaluation of papers, identify need for expertise in toxicokinetic modeling

EU court confirms BPA as SVHC

General Court of the European Union upholds bisphenol A as a substance of very high concern, ruling follows complaint by Plastics Europe regarding consideration of information on intermediate uses

EFSA BPA re-evaluation: 9th and 10th meetings

EFSA CEP Panel publishes minutes of the 9th and 10th meetings of its working group on bisphenol A safety re-evaluation; experts discuss pilot phase, review results from ongoing evaluation of papers

EU commission calls for additional FCM testing

European Commission asks EU member states to carry out additional tests to determine prevalence of substance migration from food contact materials and articles; recommendation targets primary aromatic amines, bisphenols, plasticizers, and fluorinated compounds

German newspaper reports on plastic packaging

Plastic food packaging topic of article in German newspaper taz; focusing on regulation, knowledge gaps, recycling; experts provide background information

EFSA BPA re-evaluation: 8th meeting

EFSA CEP Panel publishes minutes of the 8th meeting of its Working Group on bisphenol A safety re-evaluation; scoring approach to be tested for validation; more experts needed to cover metabolic and carcinogenic effects

EFSA BPA re-evaluation: 6th and 7th meetings

EFSA CEP Panel publishes minutes of the 6th and 7th meetings of its Working Group on BPA safety reevaluation; experts discuss appraisal methodology and scoring schemes, identify need for additional WG members to tackle reprotoxicity and neurotoxicity assessment

EFSA BPA reevaluation: 5th meeting

EFSA’s CEP Panel Working Group on BPA safety reevaluation holds 5th meeting; minutes available online