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Wednesday, June 3, 2015

For Some Canned Food Companies, BPA Still Rampant

There's good news and bad news for health-conscious consumers: of 252 brands that make canned foods, less than 50 percent use bisphenol-A (BPA) lined cans for some or all of their products—but just barely, according to a new survey by the Environmental Working Group (EWG)
released Wednesday.

With 109 companies not responding, that number could be even higher.
The EWG focused on brands that produce "classic" canned foods—"vegetables, fruits, juices, beans, soups, stews and other canned meals, deli goods, tomatoes, sauces, meat, fish and shellfish, canned
milk, coconut milk and desserts."

"Disturbingly, consumers have no reliable way of knowing whether a canned food item is BPA-free," EWG wrote in its report, titled BPA in Canned Foods: Behind the Brand Curtain (pdf).

Federal regulations do not require canned goods to disclose BPA-based linings. The material, which is a synthetic estrogen, has been linked to breast cancer, reproductive damage, developmental problems, heart disease, and other issues, EWG noted.

Among the brands that are completely BPA-free are Amy's Kitchen, the Hain Celestial Group, and Sprouts Farmers Market. Those who did use BPA-lined cans include NestlĂ© USA, Target's Market Pantry, and Bush's.  | Common Dreams 

Welcome ~Lucy's~ to the Truth: Truth about Bisphenol A (BPA) in Plastic and Can Products
Bisphenol A (BPA) is an organic compound with two phenol functional groups. It is used to make polycarbonate plastic and epoxy resins, along with other applications.
Known to be estrogenic since the mid 1930s, concerns about the use of bisphenol A in consumer products were regularly reported in the news media in 2008 after several governments issued reports questioning its safety, prompting some retailers to remove products containing it from their shelves. A 2010 report from the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) raised further concerns regarding exposure of fetuses, infants and young children. In September 2010, Canada became the first country to declare BPA as a toxic substance. In the European Union and Canada, BPA use is banned in baby bottles.


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