Bisphenol S (BPS) is that is used as a monomer in plastic food contact materials (FCM) which has a Specific Migration Limit (SML) of 0.05 mg/kg food is currently authorised under Regulation (EU) No 10/2011. The European Commission (EC) asked EFSA to assess the impact on the current authorisation of BPS in plastic FCM.
The new data shows that BPS is rapidly metabolised and eliminated from rats. Based solely on the studies , EFSA concluded that the lowest NOAEL of 20 mg/kg bw per day from the EOGRTS neither affects the current SML for BPS of 0.05 mg/kg food nor BPS current authorisation under Regulation (EU) No 10/2011.
EFSA recommends the collection of data on the use of BPS in plastic FCM and on its occurrence and migration intofoodin the context of its possible use as an alternative to bisphenol A (BPA).
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