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    BPA update: working group to start reviewing new studies

    A new EFSA working group of scientific experts will start evaluating recent toxicological data on the food contact material bisphenol A (BPA) this month. EFSA’s Panel on Food Contact Materials, Enzymes and Processing Aids (CEP) will then re-assess the pot ...

    04 September 2018
    News

    Call for data relevant to the hazard assessment of Bisphenol A (BPA)

    Deadline:  15 October 2018 EFSA-Q-number: EFSA-Q-2018-00221 Published: 09/03/2018 Deadline for registering interest: 30/06/2018 Deadline for submission of data: 31/08/2018 Updated deadline: 15/10/2018 Background Bisphenol A (BPA) is an authorised chemical ...

    09 March 2018
    Consultation

    Bisphenol A (BPA) hazard assessment protocol

    To ensure an efficient, transparent and methodologically rigorous re-assessment of the safety for consumers of bisphenol A (BPA), the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) has undertaken the task to develop a protocol detailing a priori the approach and m ...

    21 December 2017
    Technical report

    BPA plan ready for new EFSA assessment in 2018

    Feedback from a public consultation has helped EFSA to finalise the strategy for its next re-evaluation of the toxicity of bisphenol A (BPA). A “scientific protocol” that transparently details upfront the scope, methodology and information needs before th ...

    14 December 2017
    News

    Workshop on bisphenol A (BPA) hazard assessment protocol

    Background On 30 June 2017, EFSA launched an online public consultation on its draft protocol for the hazard assessment of bisphenol A, in line with EFSA’s policy on openness and transparency. This draft protocol details upfront the approach and methodolo ...

    14 September 2017
    Brussels

    BPA Immunotoxicity

    This statement addresses a request to EFSA from the Dutch Ministry of Health, Welfare and Sport to assess the impact of recent evidence underlying the conclusions of the 2016 RIVM report on the t-TDI for BPA of 4 μg/kg bw per day set by EFSA in 2015. The ...

    13 October 2016
    Statement

    Bisphenol A: new immune system evidence useful but limited

    New data confirm EFSA’s previous conclusion that bisphenol A (BPA) might affect the immune system in animals, but the evidence is too limited to draw any conclusions for human health. Following a request from the Dutch Ministry of Health, Welfare and Spor ...

    13 October 2016
    News

    BPA update: experts start immunotoxicity review

    EFSA has set up a working group of international experts to evaluate new scientific evidence on the potential effects of bisphenol A (BPA) on the immune system. The experts will follow up a first discussion this week with a two-day meeting later in the su ...

    20 June 2016
    News

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