European Union: European Food Safety Authority Issues Updated Opinion on BPA

  |   Attaché Report (GAIN)   |   E42023-0031

Bisphenol A (BPA) is a chemical used in the manufacture of polycarbonate plastics and epoxy resins. On April 19, 2023, the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) issued an updated scientific opinion that deemed BPA a consumer health risk. The European Commission is now evaluating EFSA’s conclusions. A potential EU-wide BPA ban would cause significant trade disruptions for the U.S. food industry.

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