Thursday, 18 June 2015
Bisphenol A (BPA) is an organic chemical used as a building block or monomer in the synthesis of polycarbonate plastics, which are widely used in many household items such as plastic bottles, tableware, storage containers, plastic furniture, compact disks (CDs), etc.
The focus on the safety of BPA reflects concerns based on recent studies using novel testing approaches. BPA is known to have oestrogen-like properties, has been characterised as an endocrine-active substance or endocrine-disruptor, and has become one of the most studied substances.
Labelling and Hygiene Guidelines for Producers of Small Quantities of Hen Eggs
Like all food producers, egg producers must comply with the general principle that they ensure that the eggs are safe.
Egg producers must comply with various pieces of legislation. This factsheet outlines a summary of the labelling and hygiene requirements for producers supplying small quantities of table eggs from laying hens.
It is necessary to comply with these requirements to ensure safety, traceability, egg quality and freshness.