Sustainable packaging peaks in October 2018: Page 2 of 5

By Lisa McTigue Pierce in Sustainable Packaging on November 06, 2018

Food cans

4. Most food cans no longer use BPA in their linings

The controversial chemical bisphenal-A (BPA)—which is contained in some packaging materials such as polycarbonate plastic and epoxy resins—made news again this fall when the Food and Drug Administration presented results of a two-year study that confirms its safety for human health.

That caused a spike in people reading our February 2018 article about how food can manufacturers have been systematically replacing can linings that previously contained BPA, according to the Can Manufacturers Institute. At least 90% of today’s food cans do not have BPA in their liners in reaction to market demands for more options in food safety.

 

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