Heads up, canned-food eaters: A report released on June 3, 2015 by the Environmental Working Group details which canned food brands use a (BPA) in the lining, and which don’t. You may know that bisphenol A, a synthetic estrogen found in the epoxy coatings of food cans, has been linked to many health problems. Many companies have publicly pledged to stop using BPA in their cans. But consumers like us have had no way to know which canned foods use BPA-based epoxy. Until now…
The report released by the Environmental Working Group (EWG) shows the results of a survey of 252 canned food brands. Of the companies that answered, a little more than half reported using BPA lining in all canned products, and another 24 percent use BPA in some products. The companies that use BPA in all their canned products, listed below, include familiar brands like Progresso, Hormel, Green Giant, Ocean Spray, Wolfgang Puck Organic Soups, and Manischewitz.
78 brands used cans with BPA-based epoxy lining for all their products
31 brands used BPA-free cans for all their canned products