PET to package tomato sauce, compotes and jams.
What are the main materials in which BPA is found?
What is the legislative and regulatory framework applicable to the BPA content of food-contact materials?
In what kinds of food-contact materials are epoxy resins used?
Have some companies already opted to package solid food products in cartons?
How can BPA be replaced in food tins and drinks cans?
How can BPA be replaced in the lids of glass jars?
Technical and economic data on chemical substances in France: Bisphenol F and Bisphenol S (and others).
Bisphenols F and S are organic compounds, their chemical formulas are respectively C13H12O2and C12H10O4S and their CAS number are respectively 620-92-8 and 80-09-1.
Identified sources of bisphenols F and S are exclusively anthropogenic. Bisphenol F is used in epoxy resins and thermal papers, bisphenol S is used in epoxy resins, polycarbonate, polyethersulphone, thermal papers, phenolic resins and polyester resins.
Review of alternatives to BPA
ANSES has produced a report reviewing the possible alternatives to BPA in its different fields of application. BPA is primarily used in polycarbonate, in epoxy resins coating the inside of food tins, and as a developer in thermal paper (till receipts). 73 alternative solutions were identified. Link to the ANSES report on BPA replacement.
Another report, in two volumes, presents the results of a collective study assessing the risks posed by BPA to human health.