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Concern Over Canned Foods: Consumer Reports Tests Find Wide Range of Bisphenol A in Soups, Juice, and More

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Consumer Reports' latest tests of canned foods, including soups, juice, tuna, and green beans, have found that almost all of the 19 name-brand foods tested contain some BPA. "The industry has misled the American people."


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Roseann d (178)
Friday December 24, 2010, 3:09 pm
Hmmm, what do you think the odds are that the FDA will turn their attention away from healthful raw milk to focus on the megaconglomerates that push this crap?

Robert G (3)
Friday December 24, 2010, 6:27 pm
The FDA is disgraceful.

Bon L (0)
Sunday December 26, 2010, 3:46 am
Thanks for the info.

Roger S (18)
Sunday December 26, 2010, 12:27 pm
The FDA needs 2 ban this chemical now!

Scott H (0)
Sunday December 26, 2010, 1:09 pm
The answer is glass. Move away from cans and begin canning in glass again.

Charlene Rush (2)
Sunday December 26, 2010, 3:47 pm
Sometimes, you have to wonder, if the FDA actually, knows what they are doing, _OR_, is the payback too good to resist?

Marie Therese H (10)
Sunday December 26, 2010, 3:51 pm
It is best to avoid eating any commercially prepared foods altogether. Or to use them very sparingly.
BPA is not the only toxin they contain.

Sunday December 26, 2010, 4:45 pm
Eden Foods uses clean cans.
You can buy your tomato sauces and many things in glass jars now.

Alice B (241)
Sunday December 26, 2010, 5:23 pm
NOTED & posted on my FB. Minimize prepared foods; empty foods into glass a.s.a.p. - begin growing produce of your own: on my tiny apartment porch I have a 3-tier container garden using crocks and terra cotta pots, growing leafy greens & herbs which one can harvest leaf by leaf from the outside in, using only the leaves you need at the time, and allowing the plant to continue growing and producing. Buy local organic/non-GMO; learn quick-save techniques including quick-blanching in colanders or strainers, quick cold-rinse & freeze in safe containers. INCORPORATE SPROUTING in glass into your diet!!! And above all GO VEGAN!!!!!

Eugene C (3)
Sunday December 26, 2010, 5:27 pm
Noted, thank you.....Glass is the best alternative, l agree move back to glass! And glass drink bottles are better than stainless steel too!

April Thompson (2)
Sunday December 26, 2010, 7:45 pm
Wow! Glass is the answer!

Diane L (110)
Sunday December 26, 2010, 8:57 pm
I wish we had a list available, of all products that were found to have BPA at any measureable level in the packaging so we could make safe,educated choices. I drink my juice mostly from paper cartons like what we get milk in, but there is one that comes in a plastic "jug" (V-8). I wonder if it's been tested? I won't get Progresso soup anymore...........this is the 3rd or 4th time I've read they have it in their cans, not to mention too much sodium!

Voula Hatz (24)
Monday December 27, 2010, 12:30 am
Thank you

Colin Hope (201)
Monday December 27, 2010, 3:31 am

Justin R (0)
Monday December 27, 2010, 9:59 am
One more reason to roll up your sleeves and start cooking your own meals! Who cares what's in the cans - don't buy it. Period. Every food product, regardless how it is packaged contains an incredible amount of chemicals to preserve the content.

By reducing purchasing these products, corporations may get in the habit of making them safer for consumption.

Shirley H (49)
Monday December 27, 2010, 1:20 pm
That is really scary. How long has this been going on ?
Shirley H.

Past Member (0)
Monday December 27, 2010, 1:27 pm
When will those we pay, protect us?

Brinda Davis (61)
Monday December 27, 2010, 1:41 pm

Cynthia T (20)
Monday December 27, 2010, 2:03 pm
Unfortunately, the majority of people still believe that the FDA is looking out for the health of America. I stopped believing that many years ago. Too many lobbyists and too much money being transferred. it's simply a fact of life, a fact that I'm not willing to adhere to. If you buy locally grown fresh food, or frozen, your exposure is significantly reduced. I would never, never, NEVER buy from major food retailers again. They have a poor history of protecting the health of the consumer. Many products can be purchased in jars or packages. If you can't find what you're looking for and it only comes in a BPA-lined can, MAKE IT YOURSELF! Aren't you worth it? I think many people are getting lazier and lazier every day or maybe we're all just getting overwhelmed, frustrated and feel like the world is caving in around us and we can't do ANYTHING about it. But we can! This is our health! If YOU don't take charge of it, who will? Please don't tell me the FDA!!!

Olive Tassell (7)
Monday December 27, 2010, 3:04 pm
You're not alone on this an equal amount of misrepresentations? Why don't we just call them lies by Both U.S. and Canada on BPA. We need food labeling that actually does take health as paramount, stop the use of white lined cans now! Get parliament and congress doing their jobs to stop GMO not promote it and keep chemicals like BPA out of the food chain.

Gloria H (88)
Monday December 27, 2010, 8:00 pm
This week while shopping at Safeway, I noticed liquids that used to be in glass bottles are now in PLASTIC!! Some had the recycle triangle and some had no symbol ('s an idea....skull and crossbones- perhaps?)

Susanna l (0)
Monday December 27, 2010, 8:35 pm
we need to educate ourselves and others and act for our planet and health, thanks for the groups keeping up on this

Diane L (110)
Monday December 27, 2010, 9:07 pm
I know that some of the newer containers used for storage say "BPA FREE" on the packaging. I can't remember if it's GLAD or HEFTY, but just to be safe, I only use them to store stuff in the fridge. It's my understanding that BPA leaches out when HEATED, so the containers are okay unless you use them in the microwave. I now just empty into a ceramic (glass) bowl/dish to do that.

Gloria, I agree. It's my understanding that the triangles with the number mean it IS recyclable, but not all recycle centers take anything except #1 or #2. Some might also take #4 or #6. If it doesn't have any triangle/number, then it's just not recyclable at all.

Esther Z (94)
Tuesday December 28, 2010, 6:47 am

Latonya W (82)
Wednesday December 29, 2010, 1:31 pm

Lika P (130)
Sunday January 2, 2011, 1:15 am
Alarming. Thanks for the heads up. Another tidbit to look for when reading labels. Why can't they just be clean in the first place?
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