France bans BPA and awaits European response

The French Senate definitively adopted the ban of BPA in all food contact materials by 2015 without modifications. Now the European Commission is required to respond to the law which is not in agreement with general European community law.

French BPA ban in food contact materials not approved of by industry

PlasticsEurope rejects new French bill banning BPA in direct food contact applications, starting January 2015. The bill is in conflict with existing European law and forces the EU Commission to act by either introducing the same measures in all of Europe, or taking legal action against France. A new scientific opinion by EFSA on BPA is expected in May 2013.

Nature: Linking obesity and Bisphenol A

Researcher reviews in the scientific journal Nature Reviews Endocrinology evidence of Bisphenol A causing obesity in children and adolescents .

Analysis of food-packaging migrants: Review of the state-of-the-art

A scientific review article published in the peer-reviewed journal Trends in Analytical Chemistry describes recent advances in the analysis of food packaging migrants.

EFSA meets national experts on Bisphenol A

EFSA met experts from member states to  listen to recent scientific work on the risk assessment of Bisphenol A in the areas of human exposures, BPA levels in food, analytical methods and toxicity

DEMOCOPHES: mothers and children exposed to harmful chemicals from food packaging

The EU study DEMOCOPHES measures environmental contaminants such as phthalates in hair and urine of mothers and children

EFSA to meet member states’ experts on BPA

On the 29 and 30 October EFSA will meet national experts to discuss information on previous and ongoing work on the safety assessment of bisphenol A

Bisphenol A and lead in mothers and children in Vienna and Bratislava

The Austrian study Um-MuKi (Environment, mother, child) found lead and bisphenol A in the blood of mothers and children in Bratislava and Vienna

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