A petition filed by the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) in the United States requesting a ban on Bisphenol A (BpA) in food packaging has been rejected by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA).
A new study published this week by the Harvard School of Public Health is putting more pressure on food processors to find alternative packaging.
Canada has become the first national food safety authority to declare the recognised endocrine disruptor, bisphenol A (BPA) to be toxic. The substance is now registered under the Candian Environmental Protection Act 1999 (CEPA1999) as posing risks to environmental and human health.
As the word’s second largest market for processed foods, the battle between EU food regulators and consumer groups will have an influence on the continued survival of Bisphenol A (BPA) as a packaging material in the international food industry.
According to a leading researcher into bisphenol A (BPA), human exposure to the endocrine disruptor is greater than previously thought. This week Professor Frederick vom Saal, professor of biological sciences at the University of Missouri was given a Heinz Award for his outstanding work in environmental health.
New research has given plastic manufacturers an additional problem in the support for bisphenol A (BPA). While recent research findings have linked BPA to disruption of human female reproductive health, the latest paper shows a link with male reproduction as well.
In spite of a stern challenge from the plastics industry, Canada has added bisphenol A (BPA) to the Canadian Register of Toxic Substances.
New research by the Canadian Health Department has identified traces of bisphenol A in the urine of 91% of Canadians. The study, known as the Canadian Health Measures Survey, tested for levels of 80 possible contaminants in urine and blood samples taken from people between the ages of 6 and 79 representative of the entire population.
As the rejection of bisphenol A (BPA) in food packaging gains momentum around the world, plastics industry researchers have quickly discovered a possible alternative.
Following the decision announced last week by Heinz Australia to voluntarily remove bisphenol A (BPA) from packaging of its infant foods, Heinz Watties in New Zealand has announced it intends to follow suit.
The National Resource Defense Council (NRDC) has filed a lawsuit against the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on the grounds of the FDA’s inaction over bisphenol A health risks. In a statement the NRDC said it had lost patience with the FDA after food safety authorities in Canada, Denmark and France had responded to recent research on the chemical.
A decision has been made by the Australian government to introduce a planned phase out of plastic containing bisphenol A (BPA) from food contact materials targetted at babies and young children. The announcement follows a similar ban on BPA materials in Canada, Demark and France.