Campbell’s Responds to Concerned Parents and Commits to Removing BPA from Cans

Campbell's Tomato Soup

It felt like a rumor when I first heard it.  Is the All-American soup company really going BPA-free?  It’s true.  And I can’t tell you how much I’m savoring the success of parent-driven, grassroots movements like Cans Not Cancer.  They created the kind of change that legislation often can’t.

Now the question is when will the transition actually happen?  Some of their products have already been switched over to BPA-free containers, but they haven’t announced which.  For now it’s best to stick with brands that are already confirmed BPA-free.  In the meantime, let Campbell’s know that we’re thrilled with their decision, but would like to know more about their planned timeline by sending a letter.

The excitement isn’t over quite yet though.  Now we’ll anxiously await the FDA’s long overdue decision about whether BPA should be banned in all food packaging on March 31, 2012.  Here’s hoping that the chemical industry doesn’t sway the FDA again with their extreme lobbying efforts

I’m sure we can all agree that the next chapter of this story will involve learning exactly what materials are being used in place of BPA.  Don’t you worry – we’ve got the Extractor on the job!

Photo Source: Flickr via Shreck

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Alicia Voorhies is a 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.
  • Heather C.

    Now if we can just get them to remove the MSG and HFCS from all of their soups we’ll be set.

  • willowsprite

    Exactly, Heather!

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