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©iStock/FamVeld. The move expands the ban from just polycarbonate infant feeding bottles

EU bans BPA in packaging for 0-3 year olds

By Joseph James Whitworth

The European Commission has tightened the rules around bisphenol A (BPA) by banning it in the manufacture of packaging for infants and young children 0-3 years.

Picture: Ohio Soybean Council

Soy-based BPA alternative coating wins award

By Joseph James Whitworth

A coating technology which could be used to replace Bisphenol A (BPA) in a variety of applications has been awarded second place in a category at the 2016 Bio-Based Innovation Awards.

BPA-based epoxyphenolic resins are used as protective linings for food and beverage cans

Breast Cancer UK, Chem Trust, ANSES, BPF, FDF, ACC, PlasticsEurope and others

BPA safe verdict prompts wide response

By Joseph James Whitworth

Reaction to the European Food Safety Authority’s (EFSA’s) decision that bisphenol A (BPA) does not pose a health risk at currently exposed levels has been flooding in.

US FDA BPA safety findings

US FDA updates its website on latest BPA safety findings

‘No information to change current BPA exposure guidelines’

By Jenny Eagle

The US FDA (Food and Drug Administration) has updated its website to reflect the findings of its latest assessment on Bispenol A (BPA), claiming an adequate margin of safety exists at current levels of exposure from food contact uses.  

EFSA begins BPA report review

EFSA begins BPA report review

By Mark Astley

The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) has announced it is to launch a review on two reports which led to the banning of bisphenol-A (BPA) in France.

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Sweden signals intent to banish bisphenol A in can linings

By Rory Harrington

Sweden has signalled its intent to become the first country in world to phase out the use of bisphenol A (BPA) in food and beverage can linings as part of a government strategy to curb human exposure to the controversial chemical.

US state bans BPA in baby bottles

US state bans BPA in baby bottles

By Mike Stones

Minnesota has become the first US state to ban the use of the controversial chemical bisphenol-A (BPA) in baby bottles. Concern focuses on the possible effects of BPA leaching into babies' feed when bottles are heated.

US hearing on packaging chemical imminent

US hearing on packaging chemical imminent

By Jane Byrne

The US food safety regulator is set to provide more information to the public later this month about its safety review of Bisphenol A (BPA), the chemical found in packaging.

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