Is there a definitive way to know if a tin can is lined with BPA?

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    Many tin cans are lined with BPA which has been connected with various health issues in various studies.

    Is there a way to determine whether a can of food contains BPA lining?

    • Can the place of manufacture/packaging give an indication?

    • Is there something obvious from the appearance of the inside of the can?

  • Probably not. Cans are generally marked at point of filling, not at point of manufacturing

    The plastic liner looks plastic'y in all cases, it's very hard to tell. Epoxy is harder than other plastics, but there are epoxies that are BPA free anyway

    Aluminium cans are more likely have a epoxy liner that will give off a trace of BPA

    Many steel cans do not use epoxy or other BPA plastics

    Having said that the tested BPA release from a can is 100's of times lower than the recommended maximum daily dose. So in theory there is nothing to really worry about

    The common sense answer is, if epoxy dissolved into the cans contents they wouldn't use it would they. The whole reason it's there is to stop the contents 'eating' the can

  • All American produced tuna cans for Bumble Bee, Chicken of the Sea and Starkist (and American Samoa) have been in non BPA cans for many years. Imported cans, usually from south east asia, are epoxy lined. Check the label for fill location when deciding where to buy.

    All sardine cans produced in Canada in aluminum cans do not contain BPA.

    Many suppliers, like Seneca Foods and Campbells soup are in the process of converting to non BPA lined cans.

    All infant formula cans do not contain BPA.

    Overall, much of the food industry is changed or changing. The soda and beer industries are lagging behind.

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