You might be quick to assume that organic brands would be sure to make their packaging just as healthy as their food, but when it comes to canned foods containing BPA, that's not always the case. Next time you're at the store keep you eyes out for the best and worst canned food brands, according to Planet Green:Planet Green cites a report that Green Century released in early 2010, Seeking Safer Packaging, that gave 26 major brands a grade for their BPA polices:
Losers: Coca-Cola, Del Monte, Kraft, Unilever, Kroger, Safeway, Supervalu, and Wal-Mart.
Winners: Hain Celestial (Health Valley, Earth’s Best, and Westbrae Natural), ConAgra (Chef Boyardee, Hunt’s, and Healthy Choice), H.J. Heinz, Eden Foods and Trader's Joes.
The report also noted that both Whole Foods and Kellogg scored low because while they claim they are committed to eliminating BPA, they are not actively exploring BPA-free packaging options.
Read the full article for more details: Planet Green
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