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Japanese research institute claims BPA poses “very small” risk to human health
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • Japan
  • September 2 2011

A Japanese research institute recently issued an updated hazard assessment of bisphenol A (BPA) suggesting that the chemical poses minimal or no risk to human health

Radioactive beef confirmed in Japan
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • Japan
  • July 15 2011

Japanese officials have reportedly confirmed that beef registering up to seven times more radioactive cesium than permitted has entered the food supply, raising concerns among consumers about the country’s safety precautions

EFSA declines to revise BPA risk assessment
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • European Union, Japan
  • October 1 2010

The European Food Safety Authority’s (EFSA’s) panel on food contact materials, enzymes, flavorings, and processing aids has released its latest risk assessment for bisphenol A, concluding that there was not any “new evidence which would lead them to revise the current Tolerable Daily Intake TDI for BPA of 0.05 mgkg body weight set in its 2006 opinion and re-confirmed in its 2008 opinion.”