In a recent update, Food Standards Australia New Zealand (FSANZ) joined the chorus of government bodies highlighting BPA safety, stating that “the overwhelming weight of scientific opinion is that there is no health or safety issue at the levels people are exposed to.”

This statement is significant because FSANZ is a bi-national government agency that develops and administers the Australia New Zealand Food Standards Code, which provides a comprehensive set of safety requirements for foods in these countries.

The FSANZ position is fully consistent with a January 2015 conclusion from the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) that ‘BPA poses no health risk to consumers of any age group (including unborn children, infants and adolescents) at current exposure levels.’ Just before the EFSA conclusion, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration stated, based on its most recent safety assessment, that “BPA is safe at the current levels occurring in food.”