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Controversial BPA found in canned kids' foods, report says


Wow, I can not tell you how much my kids love Spaghetti O's and Campbell's brand chicken soups.  It would be tough to phase those out all together here. 


I've been following BPA information for awhile and I'm glad to now know it can be found in the lining of canned goods.  I didn't know!   I do mostly buy my veggies fresh or frozen but this news will drive that home for me to stick to the fresh or frozen habit.


How about you, do your kids like any of the products the new study targeted?   Do you think you'll try to reduce them a bit?  Maybe completely?


The new report, "BPA in Kids' Canned Food," found BPA in the following canned food products (levels measured in parts per billion, or ppb, average of two samples):

· Campbell's Disney Princess Cool Shapes, Shaped Pasta with Chicken in Chicken Broth 114 ppb

· Campbell's Toy Story Fun Shapes, Shaped Pasta with Chicken in Chicken Broth 81 ppb

· Earth's Best Organic Elmo Noodlemania Soup, USDA Organic 38 ppb

· Annie's Homegrown Cheesy Ravioli, USDA Organic 31 ppb

· Chef Boyardee Whole Grain Pasta, Mini ABC's & 123's with Meatballs 20 ppb

· Campbell's Spaghettios with Meatballs 13 ppb

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I am happy to say those are things my daughter won't even eat.  All our vegetables are either frozen or fresh, with the very rare occasional canned veggie.  I can say we don't eat much from cans so I will not be 2 worried about this.
Well, my youngest just discovered a new found love for spaghetti o's and meatballs :( I guess I won't be buying those for him anymore....

F.D.A. Makes It Official: BPA Can’t Be Used in Baby Bottles and Cups

According to the piece above from the New York Times, although BPA will no longer be in baby bottles and sippy cups (yay!), it will still be used to make the liners of canned baby formula. 

We cut out all processed foods - much because of chemicals like PBA that are used frequntly. We started slow but now we eat everything unprocessed...even ketchup (which was the hardest switch for my kids).

Most canned food has this but some brands are making BPA free lining. I think Eden is one of them. Soon you will see it on more labels. I belonged to an organic co-op a few years ago and there was a company we ordered from that had some of the BPA free cans.

I think Greenwise was looking into doing this as well. I can't wait! Why get rid of it in kid's food only? Get rid of it all together! 

I was making some guacamole this weekend and after I poured the Rotel tomatoes into the avocados, I looked at the inside of the can and noticed the white lining was all deteriorated. I thought maybe I scratched it with the spoon, but I think tomatoes are just too acidic and the lining wears away after a while.

I Googled and read that soda is also very acidic and causes BPA to leach. I wonder if the plastic bottles or the cans are more of a concern there.

I was at Chamberlin's this weekend getting BPA free canned food. Eden does make some. I also looked for diced tomatoes in glass jars,but couldn't find any. Seems they are hard to find around here, but I am sure Whole Foods has lots. I will check Publix. 

If you buy the POM tomatoes, the box is BPA free!

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