Cristina Croera is the coordinator of the WG on Bisphenol A (BPA) re-evaluation in the Food ingredients and packaging (FIP) unit at the European Food Safety Authority. The FIP unit supports the activities of the Panel on Food Contact Materials, Enzymes, Flavourings and Processing Aids (CEP) in the risk assessment of food additives, enzymes, flavourings, processing aids and other substances intentionally added to food; safety of food packing and other food contact materials; and safety of food-related processes including recycling of plastic for use in food contact materials. All this scientific advice forms part of market authorisation procedures.
She is a cell biologist and in vitro toxicologist, with a PhD in microbiological sciences. She joined EFSA in 2008, after a post-doc at the Joint Research Centre (JRC) in Ispra (Va), where she worked on developing alternative methods to the use of animals for haematotoxicological testing, and after a PhD, partially developed at the University of Milan and partially at the Dublin City University (DCU), on in vitro haematotoxicity and multidrug cell resistance.