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Commission to ban BPA in food contact materials

European Union

Feb 08, 2024

The Commission has invited citizens, businesses, NGOs and other interested parties to give their feedback on a Regulation to ban the use of Bisphenol A (BPA) in food contact materials. This includes plastic and coated packaging, but also other types of products such as food processing equipment.

The proposal is a follow-up to a scientific assessment published by the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) which concluded that there are health concerns associated with current exposure levels to BPA, notably on the immune system, for consumers across all age groups.

Chemicals such as BPA used in food packaging and reusable containers can migrate into food and beverages in very small amounts. The Commission is consequently proposing a comprehensive ban on the use of BPA in food contact materials.

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