The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has updated its online bisphenol A (BPA) information to reaffirm its conclusion that the substance is safe for approved food-packaging uses. According to the revised state- ment, agency experts in toxicology, analytical chemistry, endocrinology, epidemiology, and other fields completed “a four-year review of more than 300 scientific studies” without finding any information that would “prompt a revision of FDA’s safety assessment of BPA in food packaging at this time.”

“Based on FDA’s ongoing safety review of scientific evidence, the available information continues to support the safety of BPA for the currently approved uses in food containers and packaging,” said the agency. “FDA will also continue to consult with other expert agencies in the federal government, including the National Institutes of Health (and the National Toxicology Program), the environmental Protection Agency, the Consumer Product safety Commission, and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.” See BNA.com, December 5, 2014.