WASHINGTON, March 30, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- A report was released today about Bisphenol A (BPA) and its presence in food can linings. The International Food Information Council (IFIC) Foundation published a review on BPA and the science behind the headlines.

The world's top food safety authorities, including both the U.S. Food and Drug Administration and the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA), have reviewed extensive science around BPA and confirmed repeatedly that there is zero threat to human health and safety.

BPA (and any substitutes) are used in can liners because, without a liner, metal cans get corroded or punctured. This increases the risk of foodborne illness. Packaging serves an important food safety function – it protects food from contaminants and keeps food fresh.

Additional IFIC Foundation Resources on BPA:
War on Food Science: Part 2 – Bisphenol-A (BPA)
News Bite: FDA Reaffirms Safety of Bisphenol-A
Questions and Answers About Bisphenol-A (BPA)

If you have additional questions, please contact Laura Kubitz (kubitz@ific.org) or Matt Raymond (raymond@ific.org). 

The International Food Information Council Foundation is dedicated to the mission of effectively communicating science-based information on health, food safety and nutrition for the public good. The IFIC Foundation is supported primarily by the broad-based food, beverage and agricultural industries. Visit http://www.foodinsight.org

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