In an article published on March 30, 2016 by news provider Food Production Daily, journalist Jenny Eagle reports on food manufacturer Del Monte’s announcement to transition to can coatings without bisphenol A (BPA, CAS 80-05-7). All Del Monte fruit and tomato products, as well as most vegetable products will convert to non-BPA can linings between May and October 2016, Eagle writes. According to Nils Lommerin, CEO of Del Monte Foods, the move to non-BPA can linings is a direct response to consumer preferences.
On March 28, 2016 food manufacturer Campbell Soup Company announced that it will replace BPA-coatings in its cans with linings made from acrylic and polyester materials by mid-2017 (FPF reported). On March 30, 2016 six non-profit organizations released a report of an extensive analysis showing that most food cans in the U.S. and Canada are still coated with BPA-based epoxy (FPF reported).
Jenny Eagle (March 30, 2016). “‘Significant progression’ as Del Monte Foods converts to non-BPA packaging.” Food Production Daily
Rick Barrett (March 29, 2016). “Del Monte converting to non-BPA packaging for Wisconsin green beans and other vegetables.” Milwaukee Wisconsin Journal Sentinel
IFT (March 30, 2016). “Campbell Soup, Del Monte to remove BPA from packaging.”