Tell Safeway: Follow Kroger's Lead and Ditch BPA
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Tell Safeway: Follow Kroger's Lead and Ditch BPA

    1. Sarah Parsons
    2. Petition by

      Sarah Parsons

      Silver Spring, MD

The hormone-disrupting chemical bisphenol-A (BPA) has been linked to a laundry list of health issues. Studies connect BPA exposure to cardiovascular disease, reproductive problems, diabetes, early onset puberty, and other disorders. In lab animals, BPA has been shown to trigger breast and prostate cancers.

But despite the growing body of evidence showing BPA's potential health risks, the chemical continues to appear in everything from aluminum cans to plastic bottles to credit card receipts.

While Canada registered BPA as a "toxic substance" and some U.S. states ban BPA in children's products, no federal legislation exists to restrict BPA's use. That's why some companies have taken matters into their own hands: H.J. Heinz, ConAgra, Hain Celestial, General Mills, and most recently, Kroger Supermarkets, have all made commitments to phase BPA out of their products' packaging.

Let's tell Safeway, one of America's leading supermarket chains, to follow Kroger's lead and eliminate BPA from its receipts and store-brand canned goods. For consumers to feel safe buying Safeway-brand products, we'll need to know that there's a plan in place to phase BPA out of can linings.

Recent signatures

    News

    1. Reached 750 signatures
    2. No BPA, Says AMA

      Sarah Parsons
      Petition Organizer

      The American Medical Association recently announced that it supports tighter restrictions on the use of bisphenol-A (BPA), a hormone-disrupting chemical linked to a growing list of health problems.

    3. Washington Bans BPA

      Sarah Parsons
      Petition Organizer

      Beginning Friday, stores in Washington must pull from the shelves all baby bottles, sippy cups, and jars containing bisphenol-A (BPA).

    4. More Disturbing Evidence About BPA

      Sarah Parsons
      Petition Organizer

      From Science News: "BPA Makes Male Mice Less Macho"

    5. More Bad News About BPA

      Sarah Parsons
      Petition Organizer

      A new study showed that BPA exposure made male mice less masculine and less attractive to potential mates. This is just the latest study in a growing body of evidence showcasing BPA's potential health impacts.

    6. Reached 500 signatures
    7. Sarah Parsons
      Petition Organizer

      New study: BPA exposure is underestimated

    8. Sarah Parsons
      Petition Organizer

      The E.U. recently banned BPA in baby bottles. Why won't Safeway phase out the chemical?

    9. Sarah Parsons
      Petition Organizer

      China bans BPA in baby bottles

    10. Sarah Parsons
      Petition Organizer

      Stores across the E.U. must remove baby bottles containing BPA tomorrow

    11. Sarah Parsons
      Petition Organizer

      U.S. scientists find BPA in most canned foods

    12. Sarah Parsons
      Petition Organizer

      FDA confirms that BPA leaches from cans into the food held inside

    13. Sarah Parsons
      Petition Organizer

      California Assembly passes bill to ban BPA in baby bottles

    14. Sarah Parsons
      Petition Organizer

      From Sightline Daily: "Ban BPA, It's Eco-nomical"

    15. Sarah Parsons
      Petition Organizer

      From HuffPo: "BPA-Free Receipts: Fast Food Chains Make the Switch"

    16. Reached 250 signatures
    17. Sarah Parsons
      Petition Organizer

      From Treehugger: The real reason Coke isn't ditching BPA

    18. Sarah Parsons
      Petition Organizer

      Time article on how BPA is linked to childhood asthma

    19. Sarah Parsons
      Petition Organizer

      Even fast food chains are ditching BPA. Will Safeway be next?

    20. Reached 100 signatures
    21. Kroger Supermarkets Ban BPA. Will Safeway Do the Same?

      Sarah Parsons
      Petition Organizer

      It seems like bisphenol-A (BPA) is found in virtually everything these days. Canned foods and beverages, plastic bottles, credit card receipts, even dental sealants contain the hormone-disrupting chemical. But there's one place where BPA won't lurk...

    22. Reached 25 signatures

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    • Alan Francisco SAN YSIDRO, CA
      • about 3 years ago

      BPA doesn't serve your customers.

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    • Bill Backus PHOENIX, AZ
      • over 3 years ago

      My wife and I have been trying to tell them for years! Hopefully this will help :)

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    • vanne hanisch-godoy VICTORIA, AK
      • over 3 years ago

      THIS IS OBVIOUSLY BAD FOR OUR HEALTH!!! TAKE IT OFF THE MARKET NOW!!!! WE WANT OUR KIDS TO SEE ADULTHOOD!!!

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    • Derek Gendvil LAS VEGAS, NV
      • over 3 years ago

      We need to tell our consumers that Safeway needs to crack down on BPA products that are harming our human health, & we need to do it now, otherwise more people will have these problems for a long period of time. I think we need tell them to follow Kroger's lead & that they eliminate BPA from it's receipts & store brand canned goods as well. If we want our consumers to feel safe from BPA, everyone needs to know that Safeway needs a plan to phase our BPA out of it's can linings, & they need to it now & make this commitment! Thank you!

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    • Maneesh Pangasa YUMA, AZ
      • over 3 years ago

      Bisphenol-A (BPA) is a hormone-disrupting chemical that's been linked to cardiovascular disease, reproductive problems, diabetes, early onset puberty, childhood asthma, and other disorders. In lab animals, exposure to BPA has been shown to cause breast and prostate cancers.

      Despite these health risks, BPA continues to appear in the lining of Safeway-brand canned foods and beverages and in store receipts. While the use of BPA is perfectly legal, the presence of this hormone-disrupting chemical in your canned goods and receipts puts consumers' health at risk.

      Kroger Supermarkets recently put a plan in place to phase BPA out of its store-brand canned goods and store receipts. We ask that Safeway follow Kroger's lead and put a similar plan in place.

      Please make a firm commitment to eliminate BPA from receipts as well as from your store-brand canned foods and beverages.

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