European food safety at odds with French over BPA ban
April 17th, 2012

European food safety at odds with French over BPA ban

Food safety officials in a number of European countries are likely to co-ordinate their efforts in the European parliament in opposition to France’s plans to ban Bisphenol A (BPA) from food packaging.

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February 28th, 2012

More bad news for industrial food producers

New research from the United Kingdom has driven another nail into the coffin of the plasticiser, Bisphenol A (BPA).

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Tamara’s Thoughts: An invisible threat?
December 1st, 2011

Tamara’s Thoughts: An invisible threat?

“The 23rd Australian Total Diet Study, released this week by Food Standards Australia New Zealand (FSANZ), has reaffirmed that the Australian food supply is safe for consumers,” said Catherine King MP, Parliamentary Secretary for Health and Ageing.

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Is obesity in the can?
November 25th, 2011

Is obesity in the can?

A new study published this week by the Harvard School of Public Health is putting more pressure on food processors to find alternative packaging.

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Consumer warns of poor safety standards for children’s products
November 7th, 2011

Consumer warns of poor safety standards for children’s products

The Consumer Institute has warned of an unacceptably high number of children’s products that fail safety checks.

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December 7th, 2010

New commercial alternative to BPA available

US chemical company Archer Daniels Midland (ADM) has announced the commercial availability of isosorbide, a corn-based product that can substitute for the monomer bisphenol A in packaging compounds. As BPA has now been banned in a number of countries in certain food packaging, and its long-term use in the food chain is under threat from food safety regulators, this alternative is being welcomed by the food industry.

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WHO backs old toxicology on BPA
November 15th, 2010

WHO backs old toxicology on BPA

A panel of 30 experts have concluded a World Health Organisation review of scientific evidence concerning the safety of bisphenol A (BPA), concluding that volumes of BPA ingested by humans are insufficient to cause a health risk.

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November 11th, 2010

BPA exposure highest from food sources – report

A report by scientists for the World Health Organisation (WHO) has identified food as the most likely source of human exposure to the endocrine disruptor, bisphenol A (BPA).

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October 15th, 2010

Canada declares Bisphenol A to be toxic

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.

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September 8th, 2010

New polymer set to replace BPA linings

Design Analysis Inc of Florida in the United States has announced the release of a new polymer for use as a liner for cans and beverage closures. The new product can be attached to hot and cold-rolled metal packaging, such as screwcaps and cans. The greatest advantage of the liner is that it contains no bisphenol A (BPA), which is being phased out of food packaging around the world.

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August 26th, 2010

Canada adds Bisphenol A to toxin register

In spite of a stern challenge from the plastics industry, Canada has added bisphenol A (BPA) to the Canadian Register of Toxic Substances.

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Almost all Canadians’ bodies are contaminated with BPA
August 19th, 2010

Almost all Canadians’ bodies are contaminated with BPA

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.

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