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EC Considers Regulating BPA in Food Packaging

December 17, 2015

EUROPEAN UNION - The European Commission (EC) is considering proposed regulation on bisphenol A (BPA) as created by individual Member State laws and specifying a new specific migration limit (SML) after a European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) opinion in January lowered the Tolerable Daily Intake (TDI) from 50 to 4 μg/kg bw – a temporary (t-TDI).

The EC is considering the following for their proposed regulation:

  • No policy change
  • Restriction of BPA in plastic food contact materials
  • Restriction and introduction of measures in coating and varnishes
  • The two restrictions with additional other food contact materials
  • Ban on BPA in food contact materials at EU level

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