Greg Knight – 2016 Parliamentary Question to the Department of Health

The below Parliamentary question was asked by Greg Knight on 2016-02-01.

To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will make an assessment of the implications for his policies on managing risks to public health from bisphenol A in food and drinks sold in plastic containers of the decision of the Canadian government to ban such containers.

Jane Ellison

We are advised by the Food Standards Agency, which has responsibility for food safety, that the United Kingdom’s view remains that exposure to Bisphenol A (BPA) from food contact materials does not represent a risk to consumers.

In January 2015, the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) published its latest re-evaluation of BPA exposure and toxicity. EFSA’s experts concluded that BPA poses no health risk to consumers of any age group (including unborn children, infants and adolescents) at current exposure levels from food contact materials.