07 Mar '12, 1am

Campbell's to stop using BPA in soup cans

Campbell's to stop using BPA in soup cans

You won't find it on the list of ingredients, but many cans of Campbell's soup come with a bit of bisphenol-A, which helps keep can linings from leaking. The widespread use of chemical, also known as BPA, has raised concerns from parent groups , cancer groups and the Food and Drug Administration . This week, the Campbell Soup Co. said it will stop using BPA in its cans . BPA-free advocates hailed the news as a big step for the canned-foods industry . The world's largest soup maker had been a holdout on this issue: Brands such as Eden Foods, Muir Glen, Trader Joe's, Heinz and ConAgra already have committed to phasing out the chemical. But it could take some time to dispense with BPA for good. While BPA-free liners are available, they cost more and don't work well for some foods, like tomatoes, that have higher acidity levels . Campbell's didn't say when it plans to stop usi...

Full article: http://www.greenbiz.com/blog/2012/03/06/campbells-stop-us...

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