ARCHIVED - Investigation of Storage Time on Potential Bisphenol A Migration into Canned Liquid Infant Formula Stored at Room Temperature - Summary

Health Canada recently conducted a study entitled Investigation of Storage Time on Potential Bisphenol A Migration into Canned Liquid Infant Formula Stored at Room Temperature. This study was conducted to better understand the effect that storage time has on the level of Bisphenol A (BPA) that can transfer from can linings into infant formula.

Results showed that there was no consistent increase or decrease over time. For some products, there was an increase in BPA levels, while other products showed a decrease. While the results of this study were not conclusive in demonstrating any consistent pattern, these types of studies remain important as they investigate how BPA gets into foods.

BPA is used in the production of epoxy resins, which are used in the internal coating for food and beverage cans to protect the food from direct contact with metal.

The current dietary exposure to BPA through food packaging is not expected to pose a health risk to the general population, including newborns and infants. As an added precautionary measure, Health Canada is working with industry representatives to ensure that the exposure of newborns and infants is as low as possible.

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