Bisphenol A migration into foodstuffs and food simulants

Project Details

Description

Bisphenol A is a major industrial chemical used in the production of different food contact materials where the main applications are polycarbonate plastics and epoxy-phenolic resins. Polycabonate is widely used in infant feeding bottles and in some tableware whereas epoxy resins are used as internal lining for food and beverages cans and other articles. Bisphenol A is also used in printing inks and can become a contaminant in food contact materials of paper and board from recycled fibres.
Bisphenol A is an estrogenic endocrine-disrupting chemical. The actual specific migration limit is 0.6 mg/kg food.
The aim of this project is to determine (by the use of an accredited LC-MS/MS method) the level of bisphenol A migration into selected foods and food simulants to estimate the human exposure to bisphenol A in the Danish population.
AcronymBisphenol A migration
StatusFinished
Effective start/end date01/01/200931/12/2010