Hooray for Eden Foods! They’ve made a move away from BPA lined cans to glass jars at the request of their consumers. They remedied the problem of light exposure causing discoloration and off-flavor through chemical change in the food by using amber glass. And while the lids of the jars still contain some BPA epoxy, Tree Hugger noted recently that the BPA is covered by another layer of epoxy so the BPA doesn’t come in contact with the food. Also, further separation is created by an area of air/vacuum between the cap and the food, so the surface area exposed to the food is substantially less for a twist cap than for canned goods.
The next question is what is that inner layer of epoxy made from? Never fear, we’ll continue doing our homework and alert you when we find the answer.