EFSA’s scientific experts have provisionally concluded that food is the main source of exposure to bisphenol A (BPA) for consumers. 

BPA is a chemical compound used in food contact materials such as packaging. This is the Authority’s first review of exposure to BPA since 2006 and the first to cover both dietary and non-dietary sources such as thermal paper and dust.

As part of a two-stage process of its full risk assessment, EFSA is seeking feedback on this draft assessment of consumer exposure to BPA. All stakeholders and interested parties can provide their comments from 25 July to 15 September 2013. During a later stage, EFSA will publicly consult on the second part of its draft opinion, focusing on its assessment of the potential human health risks of BPA.

The public consultation is available here.