Bisphenol A (BPA) is an authorised chemical substance to be used in the manufacture of food contact materials such as polycarbonate bottles and internal lining of cans. Its use has been restricted for some articles for infants (infant feeding bottles).

In its latest BPA risk assessment published in 2015, the Panel on Food Contact Materials, Enzymes, Flavourings and Processing Aids (CEF) reduced and set the Tolerable Daily Intake (TDI) for BPA on a temporary basis to account for uncertainties related to possible BPA effects at low doses on mammary gland, reproductive, neurological, immune and/or metabolic systems, thus committing to a re-evaluation of the TDI in light of the new data available.

This protocol states upfront and in details the methods and/or the criteria that will be used in the planned BPA re-evaluation for data collection, study inclusion, evidence appraisal and integration and selection of data for hazard characterisation.

The data sent to EFSA by means of the call's last Monday will undergo the same screening for relevance and appraisal procedures foreseen for studies gathered through bibliographic searches, following the guidelines described in the BPA hazard assessment protocol.

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