New rules that tighten restrictions on the use of bisphenol A (BPA) in food contact materials in the European Union have entered into force this month.

The regulation lowers the specific migration limit (SML), which is the amount of the substance that can migrate from food contact materials (FCMs) into the food, from 0.6 mg of BPA per kg of food to 0.05 mg/kg. This migration limit has been strengthened 12-fold.

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