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BPA in Canned Food

Behind the Brand Curtain

Wednesday, June 3, 2015

by Samara Geller, Database Analyst and Sonya Lunder, Senior Analyst

BPA in Canned Food

Behind the Brand Curtain

Take action today to demand that these companies stop using this dangerous chemical.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 you have had no way to know which canned foods use BPA-based epoxy. Until now.

EWG analyzed 252 canned food brands, mostly between January and August 2014, to find out which of them packed their food into cans coated with BPA-laden epoxy. Here’s what we discovered.

78 brands used cans with BPA-based epoxy lining for all their products 

Brands using BPA


31 brands used BPA-free cans for all their canned products

BPA-Free Brands include Ace of Diamonds, American Tuna, Amy's, Annie's Homegrown, Beach Cliff, Bearitos, Bionaturae, Earth's Best Organic, EarthPure, Farmer's Market, Genova, Gluten Free Café (From Health Valley), Health Valley, Health Valley Organic, Imagine, Juanita's, Jyoti Natural Foods, King Oscar, Lucini Italia, Muir Glen, Native Forest, Natural Sea, Pillar Rock, Port Clyde, Raincoast Trading, Read, Seneca , Sprouts Farmers Market, Tyson, Walnut Acres, Westbrae Natural


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Want more information about the state of BPA in the canned food industry? Click here to read EWG’s full analysis of BPA in canned food.