Toxic BPA Is Still Hiding in Many Popular National Brands of Canned Food • Our analysis showed that, across the board, canned food manufacturers both large and small are not making good on their promises to discontinue use of BPA. • In the samples we tested, 100% of Campbell’s cans (15 out of 15) contained BPA-based epoxy, even though the company claims to be making significant progress in its transition away from BPA. • 71% of sampled Del Monte cans (10 out of 14) tested positive for BPA-based epoxy resins. • 50% of sampled General Mills cans (6 out of 12, including Progresso and Green Giant) tested positive for BPA. • Although fewer cans were tested for these large companies, all 3 cans from McCormick & Company (Thai Kitchen) and all 3 cans from Nestlé (Nestlé Carnation) contained BPA-based epoxy. • All of the cans sampled from 5 smaller brands also tested positive for BPA-based epoxy: Empire Company Limited (3 out of 3); Goya Foods (2 out of 2); Ocean Spray Cranberries (2 out of 2); Thai Agri Foods (2 out of 2); and Vilore Foods (2 out of 2). • Although Campbell’s, McCormick and Nestlé have indicated their intentions to transition out of BPA use by 2016 or 2017, survey responses from Del Monte Foods, General Mills, Hormel and J.M. Smucker Company did not indicate a goal or timeline to move away from BPA can linings. • But not all the news is bad: • Amy’s Kitchen, Annie’s Homegrown (recently acquired by General Mills), Hain Celestial Group and ConAgra have fully transitioned away from the use of BPA and have disclosed the BPA alternatives they’re using. No BPA-based epoxy resins were detected in any of the cans tested from these brands. • Eden Foods reported eliminating the use of BPA-based epoxy liners in 95% of its canned foods and stated that it is actively looking for alternatives. No BPA epoxy was detected in the Eden canned foods that were tested. See the full Report for more testing results. (PDF) Apparently Campbells has committed to removing BPA from its canned goods by 2017. My issue is, what do I do, if anything, about the hundreds of cans of soups, chili, beef stew, hash, spam, veggies, fruit, etc. that I already have? Keep rotating and eating the old cans? Toss or donate the old cans and pretty much not stack cans until BPA-free cans come out? I am leaning towards just continuing to eat and replace as we already are...maybe avoiding some of these brands when replacing items. I've probably been eating/drinking BPA for my entire life...so what's a little more in my golden years, right? Post SHTF, I don't think anyone is going to turn down a meal either. I'm interested in everyone's thoughts on the matter.