|Eden Foods on BPA|
April 5, 2010
Ms Kim Lazarski
RE: BPA food packaging
Prior to answering the questions it needs to be mentioned that Eden Foods currently manufactures over 250 foods, 42 SKU's are packed in BPA free cans. The Ball Corporation tells us that Eden is the only U.S. food maker to date to use these BPA free cans, and we have been since April 1999.
The foods included unseasoned and seasoned North American Organic Beans, Chili, Rice & Beans, and Refried. The food is cooked in steel cans coated with a baked on oleoresinous c-enamel that does not contain the endocrine disrupter chemical, bisphenol-A (BPA).
1) Which, if any, of your company products use packaging that contains BPA. Please provide a product description and UPC number for each item.
Crushed - 0 24182 01111 1 (28 oz) & 0 24182 01115 9 (15 oz)
Eden Organic Tomatoes are packed in tin covered steel cans coated with a baked on r-enamel lining. Due to the acidity of the tomatoes, the lining is epoxy based and may contain a minute amount of bispenol-A, it is however, in the 'non detectable' range according to independent laboratory Extraction Tests. These test were based on a detection level of 5 ppb (parts per billion), the lowest detectable level currently available.
2) What measure, if any, your company is taking to move away from packaging containing BPA?
Packaging our tomato products in glass containers
3) Your companies position on BPA
The endocrine disrupter chemical, bisphenol-A (BPA) needs to be removed from all food products.
Nation Sales Manager