Bisphenols are a class of chemicals widely used in food packaging industries. Because of the diffuse industrial use, they may be considered as ubiquitous environmental and food contaminant. Bisphenol A (BPA), 2,2-bis(4-hydroxyphenyl) propane, is an organic compound moderately soluble, with a chemical structure composed of two phenol molecules bonded by a methyl bridge and two methyl groups. BPA has a weak estrogenic activity and shows the highest toxicity, in particular, in infant population. Considering the potential risk of adverse human health effects, a temporary tolerable daily intake (t-TDI) of 4 µg/kg bw/day was recommended by EFSA(2). Recently, the EU Regulation n. 2018/213 has fixed a migration limit of 0.05 mg/kg for BPA in food from plastic materials intended to come in contact with food, while the use of BPA in the fabrication of baby bottles has been interdicted (Reg. (EU) No.321/2011). BPA residues into dairy food chain are a matter of public health concern, since dairy products are widely consumed by infants, children, and adults throughout the world.

Distribution of Bisphenol A residues in milk at dairy farming

Santonicola S.;Anastasio A.;
2018

Abstract

Bisphenols are a class of chemicals widely used in food packaging industries. Because of the diffuse industrial use, they may be considered as ubiquitous environmental and food contaminant. Bisphenol A (BPA), 2,2-bis(4-hydroxyphenyl) propane, is an organic compound moderately soluble, with a chemical structure composed of two phenol molecules bonded by a methyl bridge and two methyl groups. BPA has a weak estrogenic activity and shows the highest toxicity, in particular, in infant population. Considering the potential risk of adverse human health effects, a temporary tolerable daily intake (t-TDI) of 4 µg/kg bw/day was recommended by EFSA(2). Recently, the EU Regulation n. 2018/213 has fixed a migration limit of 0.05 mg/kg for BPA in food from plastic materials intended to come in contact with food, while the use of BPA in the fabrication of baby bottles has been interdicted (Reg. (EU) No.321/2011). BPA residues into dairy food chain are a matter of public health concern, since dairy products are widely consumed by infants, children, and adults throughout the world.
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