Good Questions: Safe Food Storage Containers?

Good Questions: Safe Food Storage Containers?

Julia Cho
Jun 5, 2008

Emma needs your help! OK, so about two years ago, I did a lot of research and spent a lot of money on Tupperware containers, specifically the Rock 'N Serve containers that can go from the freezer to the microwave. I've been packing them with leftovers for my husband's lunch that he takes to work for the past couple of years. But now I've read in some forums that some Tupperware, and I think the Rock 'N Serve specifically are dangerous when heated..."

Is it true that Tupperware has BPA? And if it does, what can I replace them with to send my husband to work with?

Well, you're definitely right that there have been a lot of questions surrounding BPA in containers and there was some confusion about Tupperware for a while. Tupperware now has clear information up on their website , and it does look like your Rock 'N Serve containers are made of polycarbonate.

We also found information on Tupperware at Safe Baby Nest and Soft Landing.

We recommend steering clear of them for now. As for what to use instead, how about Pyrex glass containers? Ikea also has microwaveable containers made of Polyethylene and Polypropylene rather than Polycarbonate.

Readers- what suggestions do you have?

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