EFSA launches second stage of BPA consultation

Last updated:
17 January 2014
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The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) has today started the second part of a two-stage public consultation on its draft opinion on the possible risks to public health from bisphenol A (BPA).

The first stage of the consultation looked at EFSA’s updated and comprehensive assessment of consumer exposure to BPA in Europe. EFSA’s scientific experts provisionally concluded that for all population groups diet is the major source of exposure to BPA and exposure is lower than previously estimated by EFSA.

In this, the second stage of the consultation, EFSA is consulting publicly on its assessment of the potential human health risks of BPA and is recommending that the current tolerable daily intake (TDI) be lowered.

When EFSA publishes its opinion on BPA – following consideration of comments received from these consultations – the Food Standards Agency will consider, along with the European Commission and EU member states, whether action is necessary to protect consumers.

The two EFSA consultations can be found by following the 'External sites' links on this page.