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EFSA‘s Experts Adopt the Opinion on the Health Risks of BPA Found in Foodstuffs

Published on 2014-12-22. Author : SpecialChem

EFSA’s experts have finalized and adopted their scientific opinion on the risks to public health from bisphenol A (BPA) in foodstuffs. The milestone follows a comprehensive risk assessment of this substance. BPA is a chemical used to manufacture plastics and resins that are used in a variety of food contact materials as well as other consumer and industrial products.

The Panel on Food Contact Materials, Enzymes, Flavorings and Processing Aids adopted the opinion during its 10-11 December plenary meeting. EFSA will publish the opinion by the end of January 2015, allowing the necessary time for formatting and a thorough editorial check, which is standard for all EFSA scientific opinions.

EFSA has carried out an extensive consultation and engaged with national authorities and stakeholders to ensure the widest possible range of scientific views and information have been considered, including similar scientific assessments currently underway at Member State level.

About European Food Safety Authority (EFSA)
The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) was set up in January 2002, following a series of food crises in the late 1990s, as an independent source of scientific advice and communication on risks associated with the food chain. EFSA was created as part of a comprehensive program to improve EU food safety, ensure a high level of consumer protection and restore and maintain confidence in the EU food supply. 

Source: European Food Safety Authority (EFSA)

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