EFSA announces BPA re-evaluation

The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) has started work on its new risk assessment of bisphenol A (BPA) used in food contact materials, focusing in particular, it says, on exposure of vulnerable groups. The new opinion will complement earlier scientific advice provided at the request of the European Commission. EFSA will review all the available […]


No need to change BPA guidelines, says EFSA

Following a comprehensive review of recent scientific literature and studies on the toxicity of bisphenol A at low doses, EU food safety watchdog EFSA says it sees no need to cut the official limit on accepted exposure to bisphenol A, a chemical in plastic containers which some experts believe may harm human health. Some European […]

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Growing fury over Sigg’s BPA revelation

Mounting customer fury has led Sigg boss Steve Wasik to make a second apology over revelations that linings of the company’s older water bottles contain bisphenol A. On a US blog, the CEO of the Swiss-based company admitted the revelation that Sigg bottles made before August 2008 contained ‘trace amounts’ of BPA had breached the […]

Beer sales slump slows

Brewers have been cheered by new figures which show the decline in beer sales appearing to slow. Total beer sales fell 4.8 per cent in the second quarter of this year, compared to a 7.8 per cent drop in the first three months. According to figures from the British Beer & Pub Association (BBPA), pub […]

Chemical fears lead to cartoned water launch

Safety fears over controversial chemical bisphenol A (BPA) and environmental concerns have prompted one US beverage company to start selling water in cartons. O.N.E World Enterprises has announced the launch of O.N.E Water in a BPA-free Tetra Pak carton as a ‘sustainable alternative to plastic bottled water’. “With concern growing about the health risks of […]

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‘Chemical threat persists in food and beverage packaging’

Fourteen of the largest public packaged food and beverage companies still use the controversial chemical bisphenol A (BPA) in their packaging despite studies linking the synthetic sex hormone to developmental problems, heart disease, and diabetes, according to the authors of Seeking Safer Packaging, a new report by investors Green Century Capital Management and As You […]


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