Safer Food Storage Container Guide

Are you sick and tired of wondering which food storage containers are truly safe?  It’s tough to tell, even when they’re labeled as “BPA-free” these days.

We’ve spent the last five years researching and updating our list of storage systems that are made with materials that have long-standing safety records, like glass, stainless steel, silicone, polypropylene and polyethylene.  We’ve been careful to confirm that no BPA-based colorants are used in any of the plastic components too.

It’s amazing now to sit back and look over the sheer number of readily available products.  We’re positive you’ll find non-toxic dishes and food storage containers that will fit your needs perfectly!

P.S.  Be sure to let us know in the comments if we’ve missed any of your favorite containers in our latest update.

 
Innate MC2 Food Container
Kinderville Silicone Dishes and Storage Jars
Thinkbaby Stainless Steel Insulated Bento Box
Pyrex Containers
Corningware Bake and Serve Dishes
Corelle Food Storage Bowls
Anchor Hocking TrueSeal Food Storage Set
Tempered Glasslock Microwave & Oven Safe Storage Containers
Ikea Foodsaver Food Containers
Bormioli Rocco Frigoverre Fun Glass Storage Containers
Onyx Airtight Glass Containers
ECOLunchbox Blue Water Bento with Silicone Lid
LunchBots Clicks Leak Proof Stainless Steel Food Containers
To-Go Ware Stainless Steel Snack Containers
Calphalon Pantryware Stainless Canisters with Glass Lids
Zevro Vac 'n Save Ruby Vacuum-Sealing Containers
Libbey Bowls with BPA-free Plastic Lids
Kids Konserve Food Kozy
Lunchskins Reusable Food Bags
SnackTAXI Sandwich Sack
Abeego Food Storage Flats
Graze Organic Reusable Snack Bags
 

Check back often, as we’ll continue to update our list as we come across more safer food storage containers!

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Alicia Voorhies is a Registered Nurse who decided to take a break to relax and enjoy her young kids after 13 years of working with disabled adults. She began to explore the world of alternative health ideas and was immediately attracted to the mysteries of endocrine disruptors and their effect on children. In 2007 she founded The Soft Landing along with her mom and sisters to help parents provide a safe, natural home for their children without drowning in an overwhelming sea of information.

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  • http://www.harseverse.blogspot.com willowsprite

    Wow, cool! So will you be selling all of these? ;)

  • http://www.harseverse.blogspot.com willowsprite

    Wow, cool! So will you be selling all of these? ;)

  • rachel lebovits

    what is the story with tupperware is it bpa free and pvc free i have the newer stuff from this year and last year

  • rachel lebovits

    what is the story with tupperware is it bpa free and pvc free i have the newer stuff from this year and last year

  • Multi-Tasking Mommy

    Thank you so much for this post!

    And the pics, those are super helpful!

  • softlanding

    Hi Rachel,

    Some Tupperware products are still made with polycarbonate plastic (containing BPA). They make it very clear that they see no issue with using it and have plans to continue doing so. At least they now have a list of products and the type plastic used posted on their website now. You can cross-check it before purchasing any Tupperware products here.

    Hope that helps,

    Alicia

    • Dawn

      TW has always been phthalate free, and has been BPA free since 2010. Only certain micro products and a few others ever contained BPA, but now it is all BPA-free.

  • softlanding

    Hi Willowsprite,

    Glad you like it!

    No, we most likely won’t be carrying all of the products listed. We’ll pick our very favorites (and would love to hear yours too), because we have limited warehouse space with the other 40+ brands we sell now :)

    Alicia

  • Multi-Tasking Mommy

    Thank you so much for this post!

    And the pics, those are super helpful!

  • softlanding

    You’re very welcome, Multi-Tasking Mommy! We’re thrilled to hear you found it helpful :)

    Alicia

  • http://www.harseverse.blogspot.com willowsprite

    We don’t seem to have that much variety here in Canada. We have Anchor, Pyrex, Corelle, Corningware and Thermos, though. I would love to have the Snapware glasslock! They look perfect for leftovers.

  • http://www.harseverse.blogspot.com willowsprite

    We don’t seem to have that much variety here in Canada. We have Anchor, Pyrex, Corelle, Corningware and Thermos, though. I would love to have the Snapware glasslock! They look perfect for leftovers.

  • Fiona

    Thanks for the info.! It is really good to know that I already own something that is free of all the chemicals.

    Does anyone have any recommendations on a blender/processor/hand held blender I can use for making baby food? I obviously want something that is BPA, PVC, and phthalate free. But also I don’t want to spend more than $50 for it.

    Thanks.

  • Fiona

    Thanks for the info.! It is really good to know that I already own something that is free of all the chemicals.

    Does anyone have any recommendations on a blender/processor/hand held blender I can use for making baby food? I obviously want something that is BPA, PVC, and phthalate free. But also I don’t want to spend more than $50 for it.

    Thanks.

  • http://www.likeabrook.blogspot.com SaraR

    Thanks for a very informative post. I’ve been wanting to convert my plastic storage to glass. It’s been a slow process. I just recently came across some Anchor container on special and got those. Now I have a better idea of my options.

  • http://thereshegrows.blogspot.com Sara

    Thanks for a very informative post. I’ve been wanting to convert my plastic storage to glass. It’s been a slow process. I just recently came across some Anchor container on special and got those. Now I have a better idea of my options.

  • Fiona

    That sounds great Alicia. I have not had much luck, and when I call some of these companies about it, they have no idea what I’m talking about.

    When do you think the article might be ready? Just wondering cause I will start baby food with my son in less than a month.

    Thanks.

  • Fiona

    That sounds great Alicia. I have not had much luck, and when I call some of these companies about it, they have no idea what I’m talking about.

    When do you think the article might be ready? Just wondering cause I will start baby food with my son in less than a month.

    Thanks.

  • softlanding

    Hi Fiona,

    You’re welcome! We’re just getting started on food processors and will be writing an article with our findings soon.

    Alicia

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    Thanks so much for sharing those! Now that I have my cookware replaced w/ non toxic stuff, I’m working on my food storage. What a great reference!

  • http://www.raisingpeanuts.com Donielle @ Raising Peanuts

    Thanks so much for sharing those! Now that I have my cookware replaced w/ non toxic stuff, I’m working on my food storage. What a great reference!

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  • Ona

    The Aladdin products are fantastic. I recommend them.

  • Ona

    The Aladdin products are fantastic. I recommend them.

  • ikea kitchens

    Perhaps I missed it, but in addition to this excellent posting, I would also find it invaluable to have a review of testing results on plastic water bottles. We currently consume all our water from Poland Spring which now comes packaged in an “eco-shaped” bottle containing 30% less plastic… and that’s great for the environment… but is there anything being done about testing and reducing PVCs from leeching into the water itself.

  • ikea kitchens

    Perhaps I missed it, but in addition to this excellent posting, I would also find it invaluable to have a review of testing results on plastic water bottles. We currently consume all our water from Poland Spring which now comes packaged in an “eco-shaped” bottle containing 30% less plastic… and that’s great for the environment… but is there anything being done about testing and reducing PVCs from leeching into the water itself.

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  • Kate

    Pyrex as you know do glass containers. I just received some today and the lids are PBA free. Worth noting. Great website by the way.

  • Kate

    Pyrex as you know do glass containers. I just received some today and the lids are PBA free. Worth noting. Great website by the way.

  • http://jenny-n-john.blogspot.com Jen

    What do you know about Rubbermaid stuff? I ‘ve been using them because they’re BPA free but not sure about phthalates and PVC?

    Thanks for the list.

  • http://jenny-n-john.blogspot.com Jen

    What do you know about Rubbermaid stuff? I ‘ve been using them because they’re BPA free but not sure about phthalates and PVC?

    Thanks for the list.

  • softlanding

    Hi Jen,

    We posted some info and a link to Rubbermaid’s website where they offer a list of all their BPA-free products. You can find it here.

    Alicia

  • Becky

    I purchased some Tell Fresh containers, and I’ve been really happy with them. They have great sizes for lunch boxes and home storage.

  • Becky

    I purchased some Tell Fresh containers, and I’ve been really happy with them. They have great sizes for lunch boxes and home storage.

  • Dorene

    The Anchor Glass containers with plastic lids listed above…the lids are made of plastic #7 (which my understanding contains BPA).

    • Alicia

      Hi Dorene,

      The Anchor Hocking company confirmed that all of their lids are BPA-free. We use their products (including the ones pictured above) and all are even marked as such on the packaging. None of ours are labeled as #7 either.

      Also, not all plastics marked with the recycling code #7 contains BPA. Recycling codes should only be used as general guidelines, not a cut and dried ingredient labeling system. You can learn more about that here.

      Best,

      Alicia

  • Dorene

    The Anchor Glass containers with plastic lids listed above…the lids are made of plastic #7 (which my understanding contains BPA).

    • Alicia

      Hi Dorene,

      The Anchor Hocking company confirmed that all of their lids are BPA-free. We use their products (including the ones pictured above) and all are even marked as such on the packaging. None of ours are labeled as #7 either.

      Also, not all plastics marked with the recycling code #7 contains BPA. Recycling codes should only be used as general guidelines, not a cut and dried ingredient labeling system. You can learn more about that here.

      Best,

      Alicia

  • Dorene

    Was this a recent change, because our Anchor lids all are coded #7

  • Dorene

    Was this a recent change, because our Anchor lids all are coded #7

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  • http://thesoftlanding.com Suefoo

    I just bought some a stainless steel bowl set from Walmart . It is part of their Mainstays line. I bought them because they have plastic covers and can be used for food storage.The plastic covers have no code or numbers or letters or anything on them. They are cloudy white and somewhat flexible. They are giving off a “plasticy” smell that worries me. Is PVC still used in these items? I want to store highly acidic food like tomato sauce in them. What to do? I can’t seem to win here, its hard to know whats what.

  • Suefoo

    I just bought some a stainless steel bowl set from Walmart . It is part of their Mainstays line. I bought them because they have plastic covers and can be used for food storage.The plastic covers have no code or numbers or letters or anything on them. They are cloudy white and somewhat flexible. They are giving off a “plasticy” smell that worries me. Is PVC still used in these items? I want to store highly acidic food like tomato sauce in them. What to do? I can’t seem to win here, its hard to know whats what.

  • Jamie

    Thank you for all of this information. I really appreciate the great resource you supply!

  • Jamie

    Thank you for all of this information. I really appreciate the great resource you supply!

  • Anushka

    I just want to say thank you so much. I’m about to start making my son’s baby food and only have the glass containers, so it’s good to find safe plastic containers that I can freeze! Great resource all around! Looking forward to exploring the site more!

  • Anushka

    I just want to say thank you so much. I’m about to start making my son’s baby food and only have the glass containers, so it’s good to find safe plastic containers that I can freeze! Great resource all around! Looking forward to exploring the site more!

  • Brittany

    Hi can anyone tell me if the Stay-Fresh Baby Food Containers 12-Pack are BPA free? I’ve read that they are a little sturdier than the baby food cubes and I want to purchase one or both of the sets but I want to make sure that the Stay-Fresh containers are safe. Thank you and I absolutely LOVE this website! Thanks for all the information!

  • Brittany

    Hi can anyone tell me if the Stay-Fresh Baby Food Containers 12-Pack are BPA free? I’ve read that they are a little sturdier than the baby food cubes and I want to purchase one or both of the sets but I want to make sure that the Stay-Fresh containers are safe. Thank you and I absolutely LOVE this website! Thanks for all the information!

  • Erica

    Which storage containers would you recommend for ease of storing them in a small cupboard? We would like to buy a big set of glass or perhaps stainless steel storage containers (or ceramic for that matter) but we don't want 20 different sizes with a plethora of hard to match lids. Is there any sets out there where we could buy a uniform set (so we'd only have one type of lid) and they would nest or stack so we can store them in our small pantry?

  • dorene

    I am interested in freezing some pear and apple sauce for my baby. I did purchase the freezer safe ball jelly jars in 4, 6, and 8 oz. Then I found out the bottom of the lids contain BPA. There are BPA free plastic screw top lids that fit these jars. Does anyone know if the use of these “freezer safe glass” jars are indeed ok and will not splinter or break? There are freezer safe BPA free plastic jars by Ball also, however I was really trying to go plastic free… Please give your experiences ..

    • Liv2123

      Did you ever find a lid solution to the Ball jars? I was hoping to use them, too, because they are the perfect size and so affordable, but the BPA in the lids (and/or other toxins in the coating on the lids) has me hesitating. Did you ever find a stainless steel lid for the Ball jars?

      • angela

        I use Weck jars for freezing baby food. they have a lot of different shapes and sizes. Glass lids too.

  • Gina

    I am SO impressed with this list – so comprehensive. We've been buying Pyrex only since we know they're safe but am so glad to have more options! Thanks for pulling this all together. I was just starting to research food containers for my son who'll start eating lunch at school this fall.

    Any recommendations on lunch containers for kids that are easy for them to open without assistance and can stand up to the dishwasher? Those are our points of frustration with those we've bought so far.

  • Agnes

    Do you have any information on Martha Stewart glass storage containers? They are similar to the Anchor Hocking Glass line and have a green plastic lid. Curious about the lids now that I have been doing some research.
    Thanks!

  • Agnes

    Do you have any information on Martha Stewart glass storage containers? They are similar to the Anchor Hocking Glass line and have a green plastic lid. Curious about the lids now that I have been doing some research.
    Thanks!

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  • Anne

    If a food storage container is bpa-free, can you safely heat food in it in the microwave? Also, is it safe to wash bpa-free containers in the dishwasher without causing any concerns about the safety of the food stored in them?Must you cool all foods before storing them in bpa-free containers? What I'm concerned about is the heat factor.

  • condoblues

    Once of the nice things about the Anchor Hocking products is that they are made in Ohio so they are local to me!

  • Melissa

    You might want to check out something new. Its glass and stainless steel. The glass is freezer, dishwasher, microwave and oven safe! The lid is stainless steel and completely screws on to the glass so theres no leakage, no freezer burn and no contamination. It has measurement markings of 50ml, 100ml, 150ml & 200ml so you can fill them according to your childs appetite and they are etched into the glass so they wont come off. Best of all it is patent pending and designed wholly by a mum! Check it out http://www.tinytastebuds.com.au

  • Jena

    There is no such thing as “safe” or “safer” plastic. Most of these products have plastic lids… that's only lessening exposure, not cutting out exposure completely. The stainless steel, pyrex, cloth varieties are a safer bet. I would stay away from the silicon option completely (especially for children!!)… as that opens a whole new unsafe can of worms.

  • chipseloy

    Are you certain the snapware glass lock lids are bpa free? I went to their website & they don't specify. All they say is that they have a silicone seal.

  • http://thesoftlanding.com Alicia

    We've discussed often on our blog that manufacturer's are not required to label their products with materials used. So many times you will not find that information on their website either. That's what we do here at The Soft Landing, contact manufacturers and confirm the materials used so that we can provide lists of safe options in eating gear.

    If you're still unsure of our findings, you may want to contact them directly to confirm.

    Best,

    Alicia

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  • jamie

    Can you tell which of these products are manufactured in the United States?

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  • Stoneware Mugs

    Great post!! Those are safe enough for our kids. And all are great in design.

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    good posting.I can’t see some pictures :( ,maybe my internet is slow

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  • Plastic Food Storage

    Would it, in the end, be far more economical, not to mention more environmentally friendly, to spend a bit more money on better plastic food storage containers than those disposable ones. The short answer is, yes.

  • Anonymous

    You can just order them from ebay and they’ll ship it to you via FedEx or DLH in 3 days, of course you’ll have to pay $12 more for the shipping, but overall I think it’s worth it. You can also drive down to some of the restaurants in Washington DC and ask them where they buy their Snapware glasslock, because they probably have a discount supplier.

  • Diana

    You can find at this web page http://www.biokitchenstore.com food storage container to use for short term 100% made of plants that you can put in the microwave. It is great! even plastic #5 has some substances that can affect our health. Please read http://www.ewg.org/node/27344)

  • Ann

    I read a canadian article explaining why they were banning our #7 plastics when they were BPA free and it stated that when tested our made in the USA and imported BPA free products were not BPA free at all.

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  • D.Scho

    Very interesting. I’m wondering where this information came from and how reliable it is. I’m having a really hard time finding safe food containers because I find that companies claim they are safe because the bottom is glass, but they don’t mention any specific information about the plastic lids. Right now I’m looking for small glass (or otherwise safe) bowls (10-16 oz.) with lids so I can pack Greek yogurt and fruit for my lunches. Pyrex has glass bowls and “safer” plastic lids, according to this author. But, is “safer” safe enough to warrant my spending all this money to get rid of plastic tupperware to replace it with glass containers with PLASTIC lids??? I’m not loving the Pyrex option anyway because I’ve read reviews. People say the bowls don’t nest, so they take up a lot of storage space, as you have to stack them one on top of the other. I’ve also read that if you TRY to nest them, they they get stuck together and the rim chips and breaks. What would be so hard for Pyrex to simply make the bottom of the bowls smaller in diameter than the top opening??? This way they’d nest! People have said the rims also chip in the dishwasher, so I guess the rims are weak in general.

    Again, like I said, I’m wondering where the author got the above information. I received the OXO Good Grips POP food containers 1.5 years ago as a wedding gift. And I LOVE them! But, as I’ve recently started worrying about plastic food storage, I looked on the bottom of the containers. They are made with type 7 plastic…which according to my research is BAD because it contains toxins. However, the containers also say BPA free on the bottom. This worried me. I’m thinking, maybe they ARE BPA free, but maybe they have other toxins. Kind of lying/false advertising without actually lying, maybe? Lying by omission, I suppose? I don’t know! I’m really not sure. Maybe the OXO containers are 100% safe. I just wish companies would be a lot more open and in your face about this stuff! I just don’t want to eat out of poison…is that too much to ask!?

    If the above information is 100% reliable, and I can trust that my OXO containers ARE safe…great! But, I’m still kind of worried, knowing that they’re made from type 7 plastic. They are really expensive to throw away when I’m not even sure what they’re made of! I just want SAFE food storage, that is well-made, won’t break easily, is dishwasher safe, and is able to nest inside each other for space efficient storage. If someone would make such products, I’d be happy to buy them! I’d even be happy to purchase an expensive product! But instead, all I ever see are expensive products that have at least one undesirable characteristic OR don’t CLEARLY state that ALL of the product is safe. Why would I purchase an overpriced product that I’m not 100% happy with?

    • http://thesoftlanding.com Alicia

      Hi D.Scho,

      Thanks for your thoughtful comment! While we can’t guarantee 100% accurate information, we do go through a lengthy interview process with each manufacturer before adding their products our shopping guides. And as for whether there are other toxic chemicals, we are able to gather information on specific materials used and then we’re usually able to tell whether we’re looking at a possible unknown chemical. Most plastics are made kind of like a cookie recipe – they can be single plastics (like polypropylene) or mixed plastics (like #7 in the recycling categories, where you’ll find layered and combined plastics that are still BPA-free). As in a recipe, the ingredients are usually pretty clear and they’re either in the product or they’re not.

      Hope that helps a little!

    • Jacklyn

      it’s silly but they’re not lying about BPA free. this is an advertising tactic used by many companies. many plastics can be BPA free but can still contain chemicals that mimic hormones in the body, like estrogen. plastic storage for food is dangerous, and i’m starting to wonder how much. if plastic isn’t touching food or isn’t touching liquid, can food still absorb toxins? I’m researching this now. where would humanity be if we never discovered petroleum….

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  • Missyj1177

    This list is great! I was wondering, are there good options for baby food freezing that aren’t expensive? Beaba has the freezer trays, but they are about $25 each!

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  • NurbanMomma

    I bought a bunch of silicone baby products- bibis, teething toys and was thinking of storage. However, Silicone does not appear to be any safer than other toxins in plastic. http://www.safbaby.com/is-silicone-in-baby-products-and-bakeware-really-safe
    The author of this article is advising to use natural rubber instead. However, she uses aluminum bake ware? Isnt aluminum unsafe? The safety issue of plastic alternatives seems endless!

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  • RalphandGail Holweck-Tyree

    I recently read where some companies use something called BPS, a common BPA replacement, which is also toxic. Are you aware of this element and if any of the recommende product lines contain BPS?

    • http://thesoftlanding.com/ The Soft Landing Sisters

      That’s a great question!

      I’ve heard a lot of panic about this, so I’ve been researching day and night for several weeks. Here’s what I’ve found so far:

      While there has been a documented substitution of bisphenol-S for bisphenol-A in thermal paper and dollar bills, I haven’t found a single documented case of BPS being substituted for BPA in plastic bottles and food storage. Folks seem to be drawing that conclusion from one study that was done (learn more at http://ow.ly/cc91T).

      So far, the only “BPA-free” plastic I have concerns about in regards to the possibility of a BPS substitution is a #7 co-polyester that looks and feels just like polycarbonate (hard, shiny and clear). I’m concerned because the company won’t divulge their ingredients list and there have been two studies showing estrogenic activity. There’s a lawsuit happening over those study results, so I’ve been advised not to make a stink without validated research to cite.

      I’ll continue the hunt! And in the meantime, if you choose to use plastic food containers, I still recommend you choose plastic products made from polypropylene or HDPE/LDPE that are made by trustworthy companies. ~Alicia

  • Hannah Kost

    Thank you much for the list! I’m sure it took some time. I’m am trying to transition to no plastic, and its hard. I appreciate this so much!

    • http://thesoftlanding.com/ The Soft Landing Sisters

      You’re welcome Hannah! I’m just happy to hear you found it useful. ~Alicia

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  • Lindsay

    Excellent information, thanks for sharing!

    • http://thesoftlanding.com/ The Soft Landing Sisters

      You’re welcome, Lindsay! I’m so happy to hear that you found it helpful. ~Alicia

  • Shanna

    I think the Anchor Hockings set has lids that are #7 plastic.
    Some of these companies claim to be bpa free because the glass bottom is but the tops are a different story. Frustrating.

    • http://thesoftlanding.com/ The Soft Landing Sisters

      Hi Shanna,

      Not all #7 plastics are toxic (it’s a catch-all category). So not to worry, we confirmed that it’s BPA-free.

      It’s always good to be extra vigilant though!

      Alicia

  • Todd

    Is this list PVC free as well?

    • http://thesoftlanding.com/ The Soft Landing Sisters

      Yes it sure is – although PVC isn’t typically found in food storage containers. Lunchbags and commercial plastic wrap are about the only places you’ll find PVC in food storage. ~Alicia

  • EG

    Hi,
    I wanted to add another container to the list. Frego is a glass container in a silicone sleeve with a silicone lid. It contains No BPA. No PVC. No Polystyrene. No Lead. It is freezer, fridge, microwave, oven and dishwasher safe.

    • http://thesoftlanding.com/ The Soft Landing Sisters

      Excellent, thanks EG! We’ll be sure to check Frego out and add it to our list. ~Alicia

  • RML

    So, you don’t recommend Tupperware?

  • DMidd

    Are pyrex lids Phthalate free?

    • http://thesoftlanding.com/ The Soft Landing Sisters

      Yes, according to what the company has told us, they sure are DMidd. Typically you’ll only find phthalates in PVC (vinyl) plastics, which aren’t usually used in food containers. ~Alicia

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    CMR inside Organotin stabilizer: Used in plastic food packaging
    Workers is poison for 40 years without knowing !

    We factory managers has a moral responsibility to tell the dangers to workers and the boss.

    l Confusion CMR chemicals inside food grade Organotin stabilizer.
    l CMR are cancer, mutation and reproduction chemical.
    l Because of Lead poisoning in toys few years ago, production and quality compliance managers are very concern about CMR inside Organotin stabilizers. 2009/48/EC baned Organotin in toys.
    l Plastic industry and health doctors around the world are confused by fact that the main ingredients of Organotin stabilizers are CMR but in the catalogue, it say it is food grade.
    l In order to protect the safety of workers, factory managers have moral duty to provide gloves and protective gears to workers when handle Organotin. And tell the workers the danger.
    “Food Grade Organotin stabilizer story” had been around for 40 years. Workers think Organotin is food grade always handle the product with bare hands. Factory manager has responsibility to tell the factory owner about the danger of Organotin stabilizer, if not, boss will be liable to compRefer to toxic chemical in food packaging, we would like to provide message to you.

    CMR inside Organotin stabilizer: Used in food packaging ?
    Workers is poison for 40 years without knowing !

    We factory managers has a moral responsibility to tell the dangers to workers and the boss.

    l Confusion CMR chemicals inside food grade Organotin stabilizer.
    l CMR are cancer, mutation and reproduction chemical.
    l Because of Lead poisoning in toys few years ago, production and quality compliance managers are very concern about CMR inside Organotin stabilizers. 2009/48/EC baned Organotin in toys.
    l Plastic industry and health doctors around the world are confused by fact that the main ingredients of Organotin stabilizers are CMR but in the catalogue, it say it is food grade.
    l In order to protect the safety of workers, factory managers have moral duty to provide gloves and protective gears to workers when handle Organotin. And tell the workers the danger.
    l “Food Grade Organotin stabilizer story” had been around for 40 years. Workers think Organotin is food grade always handle the product with bare hands. Factory manager has responsibility to tell the factory owner about the danger of Organotin stabilizer, if not, boss will be liable to compensation by workers.
    l Include example of catalogue of Organotin stabilizer and MSDS. We can see Organotin contains Tri-substitute Organotin, which are CMR, but they are not said inside the catalogue, only in the MSDS.

    Inside MSDS of food grade
    Di Methyl Tin stabilizer,
    Inside MSDS of food grade
    Di Octyl tin stabilizer,
    It also contain
    Tri-substituted methyl tin (CMR)
    It also contains
    Tri-substituted Octyl tin (CMR)

    l Besides use in food packaging, Organotin stabilizer is use in baby diapers and woman sanitary towel. It will cause cancer to user.

    l ensation by workers.
    l Include example of catalogue of Organotin stabilizer and MSDS. We can see Organotin contains Tri-substitute Organotin, which are CMR, but they are not said inside the catalogue, only in the MSDS.

    Inside MSDS of food grade
    Di Methyl Tin stabilizer,
    Inside MSDS of food grade
    Di Octyl tin stabilizer,
    It also contain
    Tri-substituted methyl tin (CMR)
    It also contains
    Tri-substituted Octyl tin (CMR)

    l Besides use in food packaging, Organotin stabilizer is use in baby diapers and woman sanitary towel. It will cause cancer to user.

  • Sel

    Hi, could you please tell me if OXO Good Grips POP food containers are safe or will the chemicals leach into my flour, nuts etc. Thanks in advance!

    • http://thesoftlanding.com/ The Soft Landing Sisters

      Hi Sel, if they’re made from hard, shiny and clear plastic, I would personally avoid them because they’re most likely made from the new mystery plastic called Tritan (Eastman refuses to divulge what ingredients they use to make their co-polyester, so that’s a red flag for me). ~Alicia

  • Mj

    I just purchased Anchor Hocking stacked glass jars and failed to notice that it stated non toxic: no, lead free:no.

    • http://thesoftlanding.com/ The Soft Landing Sisters

      Hi Mj, I just bought a new set of Anchor Hocking jars and didn’t see anything like that. I don’t know why a company would advertise that their products contain lead and that they’re toxic. Could you post a photo here for us? ~Alicia

  • Este

    Hello, I have been hard and long for toxin-free food containers for my lunch, especially insulated containers for hot foods but nearly all seem to have plastic screw lids with only BPA free stated! (Except for a lunchbot round pot that is rather ugly). Are ALL the products in your long list BPA, PVC, Phthalates… free? Many in that list only state to be BPA free.

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  • softlanding

    Hi Rachel,

    Some Tupperware products are still made with polycarbonate plastic (containing BPA). They make it very clear that they see no issue with using it and have plans to continue doing so. At least they now have a list of products and the type plastic used posted on their website now. You can cross-check it before purchasing any Tupperware products here.

    Hope that helps,

    Alicia

  • softlanding

    Hi Willowsprite,

    Glad you like it!

    No, we most likely won’t be carrying all of the products listed. We’ll pick our very favorites (and would love to hear yours too), because we have limited warehouse space with the other 40+ brands we sell now :)

    Alicia

  • softlanding

    You’re very welcome, Multi-Tasking Mommy! We’re thrilled to hear you found it helpful :)

    Alicia

  • softlanding

    Hi Fiona,

    You’re welcome! We’re just getting started on food processors and will be writing an article with our findings soon.

    Alicia

  • softlanding

    Hi Jen,

    We posted some info and a link to Rubbermaid’s website where they offer a list of all their BPA-free products. You can find it here.

    Alicia

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