EU to slash BPA limit in food packaging

A much stricter limit will apply on bisphenol A in food contact materials from early next year. The rules will also extend to can linings and screw caps for the first time

by Gareth Simkins and Valerie Flynn
BPA is used to line cans to avoid corroding the metal and spoling the food. Photograph: Markus Mainka / 123rf
BPA is used to line cans to avoid corroding the metal and spoling the food. Photograph: Markus Mainka / 123rf

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