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Joint FAO/WHO Expert meeting to review toxicological, health aspects of Bisphenol A


Ottawa, ON – Canada will host a World Health Organization meeting of scientific experts to discuss Bisphenol A (BPA) in food packaging. The meeting will take place in October 2010 in Ottawa. The exact date and place have not yet been announced.

The meeting, which is organized by the World Health Organization’s Food Safety Program, will involve scientific experts from around the world. The goal is to develop guidance for food safety regulators internationally on the potential risks associated with the use of this chemical in food packaging materials, based on the latest scientific information, and to identify any additional knowledge gaps.

The WHO has issued a call for experts and a call for papers, both of which are due February 26, 2010. More details are available at http://www.who.int/foodsafety/chem/chemicals/bisphenol/en/index.html.