On December 21, 2017, the EFSA published the Bisphenol A ("BPA") hazard assessment protocol, setting out the EFSA strategy for the re-evaluation of the toxicity of BPA in 2018. The hazard assessment protocol establishes a priori the approach and methodology for performing BPA hazard identification and characterization. It details the scope, methodology, and information needed before the assessment starts.

The hazard assessment protocol was made subject to an external consultation from June 30 to September 3, 2017. The EFSA published the outcome of the public consultation in a Report dated December 21, 2017. According to the protocol, the general aim of the hazard assessment of BPA will be to assess whether the new scientific evidence (published from 2013 onward and not previously appraised by EFSA) still supports the current temporary Tolerable Daily Intake for BPA of 4 µg/kg bw per day. In accordance with the EFSA press release of December 14, 2017, the EFSA will set up a new working group in 2018 and start collecting scientific papers and data, including available results of newly performed studies by the Consortium Linking Academic and Regulatory Insights on BPA Toxicity.

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