If you are concerned about eating as healthy as possible and supporting companies that truly care about your well-being, here’s a helpful article from Samara Geller, Database Analyst and Sonya Lunder, Senior Analyst at EWG (Environmental Working Group). Moms of young kids might want to pay special attention to this information because youngsters’ systems have a harder time in dealing with the effects of BPA. So interesting to see how Wolfgang Puck’s organic soup is packed in BPA containing cans. Seems like an in congruent thing to do, doesn’t it?
BPA IN CANNED FOOD
Behind the Brand Curtain
You may know that bisphenol A, a synthetic estrogen found in the epoxy coatings of food cans, has been linked to many health problems. Many companies have publicly pledged to stop using BPA in their cans. But consumers like you have had no way to know which canned foods use BPA-based epoxy. Until now.
EWG analyzed 252 canned food brands, mostly between January and August 2014, to find out which of them packed their food into cans coated with BPA-laden epoxy. Here’s what we discovered.
78 brands used cans with BPA-based epoxy lining for all their products
31 brands used BPA-free cans for all their canned products
Don’t see your favorite brand on these lists? Use EWG’s Food Scores to look up individual products and see their BPA status – and so much more.
Here’s a great document from EWG you can download. It’s got more in-depth information on the topic, plus detailed input and lists on which brands are the best and worst for using BPA in their cans. If consumers made a point of spending their food dollars supporting companies/brands that care enough to protect our health, then it would go a long way in helping change things for the better.
Want more information about the state of BPA in the canned food industry?
FYI, you can get many of the Amy’s brand (BPA-free in all products) canned products at discount prices at Vitacost.com, one of my favorite on-line places to visit. If you shop at Vitacost, sign up for a free account at eBates.com beforehand, if you don’t already have one. That way you can use the eBates portal to shop at Vitacost and earn cash back on your purchases. Plus, eBates also gives a gift card or some other “prize” when you place your first order of $25 or more. How does it get any better than that?!
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