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.
New research from the United Kingdom has driven another nail into the coffin of the plasticiser, Bisphenol A (BPA).
“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.
A new study published this week by the Harvard School of Public Health is putting more pressure on food processors to find alternative packaging.
The Consumer Institute has warned of an unacceptably high number of children’s products that fail safety checks.
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.
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.
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).
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.
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.
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.