BPA in canned food.

laughs_a_lot Member Posts: 1,368 Member
I suspect you have heard about the new study about BPA lining the cans of canned goods. While you are getting some further knowlege on this subject please look out for an answer or hint of answer to this question.

"Do the lids used for home canning also contain BPA?"

I realize that home canning would greatly diminish one's exposure to BPA even if the lid was lined with the chemical. The food seldom comes in contact with the lid. However, durring the canning of the food thier is a lot of boiling liquid that could result in partial exposure if canning lids contained BPA. It would be good to know the answer to this so that if there was BPA on home canning lids those of us who are inclined to advocate for a non BPA lid would then get on board and do so. I myself have asked this question on one of the medical boards that the article was posted on. I believe I would be able to get a more effective answer if I accessed those who did the study. I will try to do this, however, my access to the web is a bit limited as I do not have it at my home. I promise to keep you informed if I find the answer to the above question. Thanks All. Any other input on this issue is welcome as well.


  • CypressCynthia
    CypressCynthia Member Posts: 4,014 Member
    I have read that the Bell
    I have read that the Bell lids do have BPA but there are a couple of vendors that do sell BPA free lids. One source is the plastic ones from Lehman's (see link below). They also have a great catalog that you can get if you don't have internet access.

    http://non-electric.lehmans.com/hardware/Bpa Free Canning Lids

    Their phone # 888-438-5346

    I am not 100% convinced that BPA will make my situation worse, but, in keeping with healthier eating in general, I avoid canned foods. As you said, canned foods have the most BPA because cans have a flimsy plastic lining that leaches BPA into the food/fluid in can. Soups are the hardest to find without BPA and soups contain the most BPA. Pacific organic soups don't have BPA (if I remember correctly), but they are not readily available here. I recently made a huge pot of beef vegetable and froze it--healthier anyway ;-)