Publication of regulation (EU) 2018/213 on the use of bisphenol A
The use of bisphenol A (BPA) as a monomer in the manufacture of plastic materials and articles is authorised by Regulation (EU) No 10/2011. However some restrictions apply, BPA is prohibited in the manufacture of polycarbonate baby bottles. Following the publication of Regulation (EU) 2018/213, the ban on the use of BPA is reinforced in the manufacture of polycarbonate cups and bottles for infants and young children.
On the other hand, no BPA migration is permitted from varnishes or coatings applied to materials and articles specifically intended to come into contact with infant formulae, follow-on formulae, cereal-based preparations, baby food, foods for special medical purposes developed to meet the nutritional needs of infants and young children or milk-based drinks and similar products specifically intended for children. The Regulation also lowers the MSM (Specific Migration Limit) of BPA to 0.05 mg BPA per kg of food (mg/kg) for plastic materials and articles to ensure that exposure remains below the TDI-t (Temporary Tolerable Daily Intake of 4 µg/kg body weight per day) and does not present a danger to human health. This restriction also applies to BPA used in varnishes and interior coatings for food cans.
The regulation is applicable from 6 September 2018, you will find it in its entirety : http://eur-lex.europa.eu/legal-content/FR/TXT/PDF/?uri=CELEX:32018R0213&rid=1
Please note that our laboratory is able to determine the content of bisphenol A under COFRAC accreditation in products of plant origin and certain animal products. You will find the details of our COFRAC accreditations via our technical appendix COFRAC N°1-1904 available in your customer area or on the COFRAC website.
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