The European Court of Justice has confirmed the ECHA’s decision to identify bisphenol A (BPA) as a substance of very high concern (SVHC). According to REACH Article 57 (f), it is an endocrine disruptor for human health. 

The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) reassesses the risk of bisphenol A (BPA) in foods as the EU court confirms that the chemicals need to be listed as “Substance of very high concerns” because of the hormonal disruptive effects of the human body 

  • BPA is a chemical used in the manufacture of polycarbonate plastics and can be used in the manufacture of certain food contact materials such as water dispensers and processed food products.
  • BPA is also used to produce epoxy resins to form protective coatings and liners for canned foods and beverages. Small amounts of BPA can migrate from food contact materials to foods and beverages
  • BPA is already banned in the EU for some products such as baby bottles. France has banned BPA in all food packaging containers and utensils

Reference: News – ECHA

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