Bisphenol A (BPA)

Bisphenol A (BPA) is a chemical that is used primarily in the manufacture of polycarbonate (PC) raw material plastic. PC is a plastic that is often used in mouldings for food packaging; for example in drinks bottles.

BPA however can on rare occasions be found in other plastic materials.

What is the concern about BPA?

Registration, Evaluation and Authorisation of Chemicals legislation.

This legislation controls chemicals and substances. For our business it defines the safe levels of certain substances within the products, packaging and spare parts we place on the market.

What have Spectrum Brands done about BPA?

From the beginning of 2015 we have stopped using PC in components in contact with food for all of our new products.

All manufacturing locations that state their products which are supplied to Spectrum Brands are BPA free.

This is supported with Test certificates from Specialised independent laboratories who test every plastic component that comes into contact with food to ensure that any migration falls below the accepted level before products are put on the market, a product will not be sold until we hold test reports that show no BPA is detected.