I don’t know where but sometime ago, somewhere, I read about this topic. Given that every month I buy canned goods like: tuna, pasta sauce, tomato sauce, veggies, soups, beans, fruits, this topic caught my attention. Recently I stumbled upon a webpage that explains about this. Not only plastics labeled #7 contains BPA but some canned food too! The thing is that some companies, simply use BPA in the can liners and even some in the jar’s lids’ sealer. So beware if you buy jarred baby food!
Organic Grace, provides a list (I wish it was more organized) of companies responses to their inquiry on whether they use BPA in their can linings or not. Some companies accepted it and even defended it! (SHAME ON THEM).
But just a hint, even Mur Glen DO USE BPA!!!! And who is defending using BPA in their can linings? COCA-COLA! So, take that into account when buying from them! But there is light at the end of the tunnel! At least companies, like Whole Food with their 365 brand, are looking for ways for packing alternatives.
So take your time to stop by the Organic Grace website and look for familiar brands. This way you make an educated purchase. I really appreciate that this person is taking the time to call the companies and ask about it.
Now, are there are options? Yes, but it might not be available to everyone (as usual). From Tree Hugger (a website that I LOVE), there are 7 companies you can trust not using BPA in their can liners. These are: Eden, Vital Choice, Oregon’s Choice, Wild Planet, Eco Fish, Trader Joe’s and Native Forest (for more details visit Tree Hugger’s article) . At least there are alternatives if you want to go for canned food. Meanwhile, I am looking forward to prepare and can my own pasta and tomato sauce (from my garden’s produce), buy frozen veggies instead of canned ones and have a tuna fish tank to get my tuna fresh every time! JUST A JOKE! :)
Other things I used to buy canned was evaporated and condensed milk (now I prepare them with powdered milk; not the instant one type), beans (now I buy them dried and prepare them from scratch) and mushrooms (now I buy them fresh all the time). So there are ways to consume what you usually do but in a healthier way. Meanwhile, HAPPY BPA FREE CANNED FOOD SHOPPING!