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Tuesday, January 17, 2012

NO NAME BEANS DO THEY CONTAIN BPA?

As some of you are aware I am slowly switching to consuming more no-organic foods in order to save cost, we are still trying to eat locally and I do avoid foods from countries that are know to use a lot pesticides. That being said I continued buying organic canned beans because Eden is the only company I was aware of that made BPA free beans.  Most of you are very aware that I stay away from BPA and pretty much never compromise on that one. The epoxy liner in the Eden cans are clear most other manufacturers use a white liner that contains BPA, I am not saying that clear = BPA free, just that I noticed Eden's liners are clear and almost everyone else has white liners.

This week since time was a crunch and I needed beans I said f#%* it I am buying the cheapest beans I can find at Loblaws because I don't have time to make a second trip to the Big Carrot or cook them from dried.  To my surprise when I opened my No Name brand canned romano beans the liner was clear; this got me thinking I wonder if they are BPA free...

I decided to send this email to Loblaws lets see if and what answer I get:

"I am enquiring to find out what kind of epoxy liner is used in your No Name brand canned beans such as the black beans, pinto beans, kidney beans and so on.  I wanted to know if the tin can epoxy liner contained any BPA?  Thank you for your time in answering this question."

5 comments:

Kim said...

Will be interesting to hear what they have to say. I am assuming that most No Name stuff from Loblaws contains BPA. Mind you, this study was done a few years ago and things could have changed.

http://www.hc-sc.gc.ca/fn-an/pubs/securit/bpa_survey-enquete-can-con-eng.php

Bekah said...

did you ever receive a response? I opened a can of their diced tomatoes today and noticed the same thing, and I got pretty excited! I am very curious to learn what their response was.

Pierrette said...

Never did

John Peat said...

Figures

flight jam said...

Well now...