The past few years has seen an increased awareness of the use of the toxic chemical Bisphenol A (BPA). PIt is phased out of baby bottles and cups, but it is still prevalent in receipts, bottles, metal and canned containers – like in Campbell’s Soup – for coding purposes as well as to prevent bacteria and food spoilage. This is believed to cause cancer, obesity, and neurological problems to unborn children as well as developmental problems to growing children.
As a part of an incentive from the Healthy Child Healthy World community and the Breast Cancer Fund, Campbell’s announced that they had already started to move away from BPA in its cans. They noted that they have started to use BPA-free liners in some of their soups, with no indication of which ones.
Although this is a step in the right direction, Healthy Child Healthy World notes that Campbell’s needs to release the details on which products currently contain BPA alternatives as well as which BPA alternatives are being and will be used, and what timeline they will use for completion of the phase-out.
For more information on this campaign, please visit: http://healthychild.org/
Some stories about the Campbell’s move away from BPA:
- Forbes: Under Pressure from Parents Advocacy Groups, Campbell’s Goes BPA Free
- TreeHugger.com: Campbell’s Says It’s Heading BPA Free
- Milwaukee Journal Sentinel: Campbell’s To End Use Of BPA In Can Linings
- Rodale.com: Campbell’s Soup: We’re Taking BPA Out Of Our Cans
- GreenBiz: Campbell’s Stop Using BPA Soup Cans
Posted: Friday, March 9th, 2012 @ 3:09 pm
Tags: BPA, BPA in soup, Breast Cancer Fund, Campbell, Healthy Child Healthy World.
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