19-Apr-2023 By Flora Southey
Having identified potentially harmful health effects on the immune system, EFSA has set a new, significantly lower, tolerable daily intake of Bisphenol A.
15-Feb-2018 By Joseph James Whitworth
Stricter measures on bisphenol A (BPA) in food contact materials will apply from September this year.
10-Oct-2017 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.
14-Jun-2016 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.
Campbell Soup Company BPA Reaction
30-Mar-2016 By Jenny Eagle
Comments have been flooding in from consumer groups and industry associations following the announcement that Campbell Soup Company will switch to BPA-free lined cans by 2017.
24-Nov-2015 By Joseph James Whitworth
The European Commission will propose new regulations on bisphenol A (BPA) next year due to uncertainty created by individual Member State laws and negative effect on consumer confidence.
13-Apr-2015 By Jenny Eagle
The French Government has proposed an EU-wide ban on Bisphenol A (BPA) in thermal paper, according to the European Chemical Agency (ECHA).
Breast Cancer UK, Chem Trust, ANSES, BPF, FDF, ACC, PlasticsEurope and others
22-Jan-2015 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 updates its website on latest BPA safety findings
08-Dec-2014 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.
20-Mar-2014 By Joseph James Whitworth
The European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) has backed a proposal to strengthen the existing harmonised classification and labelling (CLH) of bisphenol A (BPA).
14-Nov-2013 By Joseph James Whitworth
Current safety guidelines for bisphenol A (BPA) do not protect human health, according to scientists.
24-Oct-2013 By Joseph James Whitworth
Breast Cancer UK has called for the immediate ban on the use of bisphenol A (BPA) in food and drinks packaging as part of a manifesto launched at a parliamentary reception this week.
22-Aug-2013 By Jenni Spinner
A government-funded research team is examining how substances used in food packaging affect the health and development of children.
15-Oct-2012 By Joe Whitworth
The French ban on bisphenol A (BPA) in food packaging is sending out ‘contradictory’ messages with regulatory bodies still ruling that the chemical is safe, according to the BPA Coalition.
22-Nov-2011 By Ben Bouckley
The North American Metal Packaging Alliance (NAMPA) says it is “critically important” that consumers don't overestimate the importance of a “small survey of canned soups” reporting the presence of chemical bisphenol A (BPA) in foods.
20-Oct-2011 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.
Coca-Cola rejects growing calls for bisphenol A disclosure
28-Apr-2011 By Rory Harrington
Coca-Cola is facing mounting pressure on bisphenol A (BPA) after 26 per cent of its shareholders called on the company to reveal its plans over the continued use of the chemical in its packaging.
15-Apr-2011 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.
Consumer fears spurring industry push for bisphenol A substitutes
21-Oct-2010 By Rory Harrington
Food and beverage companies are increasingly ditching bisphenol A (BPA) from food can linings in response to growing consumer concern over the chemical, according to a new report.
Bisphenol A exposure from soft drink and beer products ‘extremely low’ - Health Canada
27-Aug-2010 By Rory Harrington
Exposure to bisphenol A (BPA) from soft drinks and beer products is “extremely low” said Health Canada after carrying out a survey on levels of the chemical in 38 products.
French deputies adopt BPA baby bottle ban
A ban on manufacturing, importing, exporting and selling baby bottles made of BPA-based products has been approved in France by the National Assembly this week.
Coca-Cola facing shareholder challenge over bisphenol A
21-Apr-2010 By Rory Harrington
Shareholders from Coca-Cola will vote today on a proposal urging the company to disclose how it is responding to public fears over bisphenol A (BPA), which is used in the linings of Coke’s beverage cans.
Time for Europe to send bisphenol A into the sunset
Bisphenol A (BPA) is living on borrowed time. And not just in the United States but now in Europe too where mounting consumer hostility and scientific concern over its safety have combined to push the chemical towards the point of no return.
Bisphenol A levels in cans triggers call for ban
01-Mar-2010 By Rory Harrington
Tests have revealed the presence of bisphenol A (BPA) in the linings of beverage cans and some of the drinks themselves, including ones made by Nestle and Red Bull, said Friends of the Earth (FOE).
New $30m study into the safety of BPA
30-Oct-2009 By Mike Stones
Opening yet another chapter in the long running saga about the safety of Bisphenol A (BPA), the US National Institutes of Health is to launch a new $30m study into the safety of the chemical used in metal cans linings, many plastics bottles and sipper...
"Make or break" time for California BPA ban
11-Sep-2009 By Rory Harrington
The bid to ban bisphenol A (BPA) in California looks set to go the wire after a vote on the law in the State Assembly was delayed for the second time amid fierce political wrangling.
SIGG removes bisphenol A on consumer anxiety
25-Aug-2009 By Rory Harrington
Aluminum bottle producer SIGG has removed bisphenol A (BPA) from its containers in the face of mounting consumer concern – despite no evidence of the substance leaching from the lining, said the company.
Bisphenol A detected in ‘BPA-free’ baby bottles
31-Jul-2009 By Rory Harrington
Baby bottles labelled as being free of bisphenol A (BPA) have been found to contain small amounts of the chemical, research from Canadian health authorities has revealed.
BPA fears and green concerns trigger launch of carton water
15-Jul-2009 By Rory Harrington
Safety fears over controversial chemical bisphenol A (BPA) and environmental concerns have prompted one US beverage company to start selling water in cartons.
Use of bisphenol A threatening companies' shareholder value, says investor coalition
24-Jun-2009 By Rory Harrington
A coalition of investors has warned the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) that continued use of bisphenol A (BPA) in packaging may threaten the shareholder value of food and beverage companies.
BPA causes reproductive health defects at levels currently considered safe - study
19-Jun-2009 By Rory Harrington
Bisphenol A (BPA) causes significant reproductive health effects at levels equivalent to or below the dose that that has been thought not to produce any adverse results, new research has said.
Attorney general slams companies over apparent plot to blur BPA dangers
17-Jun-2009 By Rory Harrington
A host of packaging and food giants have been condemned by a leading US law official for apparently plotting to use deceptive and illegal fear tactics to blur the truth about the dangers of bisphenol A (BPA).
12-May-2009 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.
Further backing for restrictions in use of BPA
16-Apr-2009 By Jane Byrne
A legislative committee in the US state of Connecticut has unanimously endorsed limitations on making, selling or distributing products in the state made with bisphenol-A (BPA).
Legislature may ban BPA in baby bottles
04-Mar-2009 By staff reporter
A US legislature yesterday voted unanimously to ban the packaging chemical, Bisphenol A (BPA), from polycarbonate baby bottles; the bill now has to go to the county executive for approval.
Controversial BPA study challenged
19-Feb-2009 By Jane Byrne
The findings of a study linking the packaging chemical bisphenol A (BPA) to heart disease, type 2 diabetes and liver enzyme abnormalities could well be the result of chance rather than representing real health concerns, claims two scientists.
10-Feb-2009 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.
Bill would ban BPA in packaging for infants
20-Jan-2009 By Jane Byrne
A Washington State bill aims to ban chemical bisphenol A (BPA) in food or drink containers for children three and younger, including plastic baby bottles and cans of infant formula.
Scientists call for more sensitive BPA testing
13-Jan-2009 By staff reporter
A new study calls for more sensitive analytical methods to better incorporate differences in susceptibility between children and adults when determining exposure to Bisphenol A (BPA), the chemical found in food packaging.
FDA to undertake further research on BPA
16-Dec-2008 By Jane Byrne
The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) said yesterday it has no plans to review its stance on bisphenol A (BPA), but will continue to research the chemical found in food packaging.
Canada bans the use of BPA in baby bottles
20-Oct-2008 By Jane Byrne
Canada has become the first country in the world to take regulatory action to limit the use of bisphenol A (BPA), a chemical found in baby bottles and some food packaging.
Consumers fear the packaging - a BPA alternative is needed now
22-Sep-2008 By Jane Byrne
“I have a bad feeling about this.” Luke Skywalker’s warning in the movie blockbuster Star Wars could equally be applied to consumers’ concerns about Bisphenol A (BPA).
US scientists express concerns over Bisphenol A exposure
04-Sep-2008 By Jane Byrne
In its final evaluation of the chemical bisphenol A (BPA), the US National Toxicology Program (NTP) has expressed concerns for potential exposures to foetus, infants and children.
Draft US report reaffirms safety of BPA in food packaging
20-Aug-2008 By staff reporter
In a draft risk assessment, the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has concluded that an adequate margin of safety exists for the chemical, Bisphenol A (BPA) at current levels of exposure from food contact uses.
Regulator confirms safety of BPA for use in food packaging
24-Jul-2008 By Jane Byrne
International food safety experts have concluded that the human body rapidly metabolises and eliminates Biphensol A (BPA) and thus the substance presents no risk to adults, children or infants.
No risk to consumers from Bisphenol A, says ECB
13-Jun-2008 By Jane Byrne
The European Chemicals Bureau (ECB) said that there is no risk to consumers from using packaging containing Bisphenol A (BPA), which follows similar findings from TNO last month.
Study shows low levels of BPA migration into baby bottles, say researchers
03-Jun-2008 By Staff Reporter
A new study has found low levels of Bisphenol A (BPA) migration
into polycarbonate baby bottles when heated in a microwave, claim
Pregnancy group call for BPA labels over bottle fears
06-May-2008 By Neil Merrett
The use of Bisphenol A (BPA) in bottles and other food packaging
continues to stir controversy, with calls this week from a UK-based
pregnancy charity for mandatory labelling of the chemical when
present in packs.
EFSA to review BPA advice on the back of US, Canadian concerns
02-May-2008 By Linda Rano
EFSA has undertaken to review its previous advice on safe levels of
bisphenol A (BPA) in food packaging and provide updates on its
deliberations, following new assessments from Canada and the US.
New BPA evidence piles pressure on FDA to set exposure limits
17-Apr-2008 By Chris Jones
Pressure is growing on the US Food and Drug Administration to set
new restrictions on the use of the chemical bisphenol A (BPA) in
food packaging following a new safety study.