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BPA Detected in Canned Goods

Campbell's Chicken Noodle BPA-Leaching Soup

It's uncertain how risky bisphenol A (BPA) is to humans, but I figure better safe than sorry. I threw out my potentially risky water bottles and containers but now a new study from Consumer Reports says there's BPA in my canned goods, too. Metal cans are often lined with plastic that contains BPA to protect the food.

The magazine tested 19 canned food products, finding levels of BPA in each product, including cans labeled "BPA free." The biggest culprits were Progresso Vegetable Soup, Campbell's Condensed Chicken Noodle Soup, and Annie's Home Grown Organic Cheesy Ravioli. Though the FDA has said in the past that BPA is safe in food contact materials, it's now revisiting the issue to see if BPA exposure limits should be revised.

If you are concerned about the effects of BPA, try limiting or cutting out canned goods from your diet. Also, look for foods packaged in glass, paper, or freezer bags.

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jamesjm jamesjm 7 years
Progresso Soup and General Mills has offered to buy back my Progresso soup cans. Call 800.200.9377 and speak to Bobby Hart in Customer Relations. You will need to give her the bar code number and the dates on the bottom of the cans. They will send a check to you. Send this message to others to raise awareness of the moral obligation these large companies General Mills and Cambell's Soup have in regards to our long term health.
x3Lorelei x3Lorelei 7 years
Wow, Annie's too? You usually expect organic foods to be safer, but I guess you can't always be too sure.
kia kia 7 years
You threw out your BPA bottle? The Whole Foods by me is trading the old BPA-lined SIGGS for new ones, but I just traded it for a steel bottle. In Boulder they were going to do this only through 31 October but I was told by the guy stocking the SIGGS that they were going to keep it up for another 2 months. Also REI is taking back old SIGGs if they were purchased on your membership. They are not doing a 1:1 trade but whatever the value of your SIGG was when you bought it minus the dividend amount. They were also sneaky and told me just to go to Whole Foods.
bleached bleached 7 years
Canned soup has so much sodium I can't even bring myself to pick it up anymore...
Spectra Spectra 7 years
I don't usually buy condensed soup, so I guess I don't really worry about BPA in the cans. Still, why do they have to put BPA on the cans? You'd think they'd have come up with a new additive now that the whole BPA thing has happened with the water bottles.
Dana18 Dana18 7 years
This is why I try my my best to not get canned good. I don't even canned soups. only in cartons.
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