Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Eden Foods' New Labeling for BPA-Free Cans

Two months ago I wrote about Bisphenol A (BPA) in aluminum cans. BPA is a possible endocrine disruptor that has been linked to a host of medical issues and has recently received increased scrutiny.

While most food manufacturers are searching for ways to avoid using BPA, Eden Foods has been using BPA-free cans for its organic beans since 1999. But only in the past several weeks has Eden changed its labels (photo, above right) to make its position clear for all to see.

I am a big fan of the new labeling. Hopefully people unfamiliar with BPA will see Eden’s cans and wonder what BPA is and why they should be avoiding it. And as more of us become knowledgeable and demand BPA-free cans, it will be difficult for the food companies to ignore us.

2 comments:

chris said...

so, what does Eden use to line their cans and has it been tested for safety? Is the solution less of an issue than the "problem"?

Chef Rob said...

Chris,

Enamel made from vegetable resins. Read more on Eden's website: http://www.edenfoods.com/articles/view.php?articles_id=178

Hope that helps.

Rob