Taiwan Approves Stringent Requirements on Bisphenol-A in Baby Bottles

On April 9, 2013, the Taiwan Department of Health (DOH) approved an amendment to the requirements in Food Utensils, Containers and Packaging Hygiene Standard related to Bisphenol-A (BPA) restriction.

The amendment bans the manufacture of baby and infant feeding bottles using materials that contain BPA. This shall be effective on September 1, 2013. However, for products that are already placed and still available on the market, the effective date shall be March 1, 2014.

The amendment of the standard includes:

  1. Baby and infant feeding bottles shall not be manufactured using materials that contain BPA;
  2. The requirement of migration of BPA in polycarbonate (PC) food contacting articles shall be <0.6 ppm, and shall apply with the exemption of baby and infant bottles;
  3. The requirement of the migration of BPA in polyphenyl sulfone baby and infant bottles is removed;
  4. The requirement of the migration of BPA in polyethersulfone (PES) baby and infant feeding bottles is removed.

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