Campbell to phase out BPA use in cans

Campbell Soup Company is going to stop using Bisphenol-A (BPA) in the lining of its cans.

The company has already started using packaging lined with a BPA alternative in some of its soups.

BPA is a chemical that is widely used in the lining of cans to prevent corrosion, and help maintain food’s safety, quality and flavour.

“Campbell – with our suppliers – has been researching alternatives to BPA that perform as well as existing packaging,” the company says in its corporate sustainability report. “We believe that the current can packaging technology used in our products is one of the safest food package options in the world. However, we have been studying the issue and recognise that there has been a debate over the use of BPA. For more than 140 years, we’ve earned consumers’ trust – and we intend to keep it. We are working to phase out the use of BPA in can linings in the rest of our canned products.”

The US Food and Drug Administration will make a final decision on whether or not the use of Bisphenol A (BPA) in packaging for food and drinks should be banned at the end of this month.

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