The EU ban of Bisphenol A in baby bottles was officially published on 28 January. It is a directive (2011/8/EU) which EU Member States must transpose into national law by 15 February. From 1 March, baby bottles with BPA cannot be manufactured, and from June 1, sales and imports of such bottles will be illegal.
The official text briefly covers the opinion of the European Food Safety Authority’s Panel on food contact materials, enzymes, flavourings and processing aids on BPA from September 2010.
The directive also outlines the position of the European Commission that the migration limit for BPA in other food contact materials products, of 0,6 mg/kg does not need to be changed.
The Commission Directive also notes that due to voluntary changes taken by the industry, the economic impacts of the measure are limited.
The official text of the directive is here.
Written on 2011.