Bisphenol A (BPA) Resource Page

Bisphenol A (BPA) has been safely used as a food packaging compound for almost 50 years. BPA is used to prevent cans from corrosion thus improving the safety, quality and value of our food supply. BPA also protects food from pathogens and other contaminants. The compound was approved as a food contact material by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration in the early 1960’s. The FDA and other regulatory authorities across the globe confirm the safety of BPA’s use in food packaging.

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For more information about BPA; its use in food packaging and the guiding science of regulatory approvals, please see the following resources:


Resources on Bisphenol A:

Questions & Answers on BPA

Science and the BPA Controversy

Clarifying the Controversies: The Science of Bisphenol A (BPA)

U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA): Bisphenol A (BPA): Use in Food Contact Application

European Food Safety Authority (EFSA): Confirms BPA Safe Use

Additional Resources: 

Improving Public Understanding: Guidelines for Communicating Emerging Science on Nutrition, Food Safety, and Health

FDA: Bisphenol A

FDA Continues to Study BPA

BISPHENOL A (BPA) - Current state of knowledge and future actions by WHO and FAO