EFSA Opinion Released on January 2015

The information and the reactive statement from the experts group of FCMAT (Food Contact Materials) of FDE (FoodDrink Europe) as well as the full document in 2 parts published by EFSA. Please also see the Technical Articles site on this web site.

As a brief summary:

– BPA poses no health risk to consumers due to the very low exposure,

– EFSA has lowered the TDI (tolerable daily intake) to 4 micrograms per kilogram of body weight per day. However, EFSA confirms that this reduction is not connected to new health concerns about BPA,

– The announced TDI is temporary (t-TDI) expecting a further outcome of on-going study in rats,

– FoodDrink Europe welcomes the conclusion of the EFSA which concludes that BPA poses no health risk to consumers of any age group (including unborn children, infants and adolescents at current exposure levels,

– FoodDrink Europe sees as quite unfortunate that some Member States (in particular France) have already ban the use of BPA in packaging materials without waiting the scientific risk assessment from EFSA,

– FoodDrink Europe will continue the lobby work at European Commission to resolve the different initiatives taken by Member states against BPA.