A watershed moment?

There was some significant news on Tuesday with the announcement that the world’s best known soup brand has pledged to remove Bisphenol A (BPA) from its canned products in North America by the middle of 2017. The company has also stated that by December this year, 75 per cent of its entire range of soups will be in non-BPA lined cans.

As you are all aware, BPA has been a tiresome issue which has continued to run and run over the past few years. Take the French case study in September for example; the decision of the French Constitutional Council to undermine the BPA ban and allow for the continued export of products that contain the substance has only further muddied the waters.

Whatever your views are on BPA, I hope you can agree that some clarity needs to be upheld so that the debate can be moved on and settled once and for all. With multinationals like Campbell’s pre-empting legislation, it appears that this complex and sensitive issue will be solved one way or the other after all…

The final arrangements for Euro CanTech have been finalised and we really have an impressive array of keynote speakers and exhibitors at the show. For the floorplan, please visit: http://www.euro-cantech.com/1579/euro-cantech-exhibitors-floor-plan/

I look forward to meeting many of you at the show next week, which I’m sure will be a busy but very productive few days.

Enjoy the rest of your week.

Alex Fordham, editor

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