Kroger and Albertsons: Get toxic BPA out of canned food

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Did you know that eating canned soup or cooking with canned tomatoes could expose your family to the toxic chemical bisphenol A (BPA)?

A recent report released by the Mind the Store Campaign and other NGOs found this hormone-disrupting chemical in the majority of canned foods tested on store shelves.

Tell Kroger and Albertsons to get it off their shelves and switch to a safe substitute!

BPA has been linked to breast and prostate cancer, infertility, and diabetes.  It’s been removed from baby products and many reusable water bottles but it’s still in the plastic lining of lots of cans.

It has no place in our food.

Study after study has shown that BPA leaches from packaging into food and gets into our bodies. It’s especially harmful to the most vulnerable among us—young children and babies in the womb. Studies have linked kids’ BPA exposure to obesity, asthma and ADHD.

Kroger and Albertsons, the biggest grocery chains in the U.S., have the power and a moral responsibility to get this toxic chemical off their shelves.  Together, they own over 5,000 stores across the country, including subsidiaries like Safeway, Fred Meyer, Acme, Shaw's and Harris Teeter.

Kroger pledged to stop using BPA in food cans in 2011 but five years later, it's still in use. Albertsons has also made commitments to act on BPA, but it’s still in their cans. According to the report BPA Buyer Beware, 62 percent of Kroger "generic" cans tested contained BPA and 50 percent of Albertsons and Safeway brand cans analyzed tested positive. Meanwhile, some other leading brands like Amy’s and Con Agra Foods have already completely eliminated BPA from their can linings. 

Even small doses of BPA have been found to affect health - it doesn’t belong in the food our kids eat.

Tell Kroger and Albertsons to get it off their shelves and switch to a safe substitute!

Together we can get big grocery retailers to safeguard our health and get unnecessary toxic chemicals like BPA out of the food supply.



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