Get Chef Boyardee to STOP using BPA in their packaging

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There is an alarming quantity of Bisphenol A found in the packaging materials of brands by ConAgra Foods Inc. Bisphenol A, commonly referred to as BPA, is an organic synthetic chemical that has been used to harden plastics for over 40 years. It is found in many consumer products, such as the lining of canned foods, because it is the most effective and inexpensive material. However, this does not mean it is safe; BPA is a toxic chemical that has been proven to put consumers at a higher risk for cancer, ADHD, and other various disorders. More than 90% of us have BPA in our bodies right now through eating foods that have been in containers with BPA linings.  


It has come to our attention that ConAgra is responsible for Chef Boyardee, a popular food company known for canned pasta and soup meals. BPA levels are typically higher in canned foods with denser products such as pasta and soups, rather than vegetables and fruits. This means that Chef Boyardee products contain unsafe amounts of BPA, for example: the Whole grain pasta, mini ABC’s & 123s with meatballs contain 21 ppb and an entire 15 oz. can of beef ravioli consists of 110,925 nanograms of BPA! The reason this is concerning is because these products are targeted towards children, who are more susceptible to chemicals like BPA. Chef Boyardee even has a line of products that are intended to sell to young children, like their Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle or Toy Story pasta shapes. These are stored in cans with BPA linings, which studies show are the most dangerous to children and has been linked to attention disorders, cancer, diabetes, heart disease, infertility, and neurological disorders. This is because BPA is an endocrine disruptor, which means it mimics or interferes with your body's hormones and "disrupts" your endocrine system. The glands of your endocrine system and the hormones they release influence almost every cell, organ, and function of your body.


The clear solution to stop the concerning safety issues with consumers, the linings of Chef Boyardee cans should be BPA free. Not only will this make Chef Boyardee take steps in the right direction for a healthier America, but it can also create more sales for the company. If Chef Boyardee advertises on their products that their products are BPA-Free, it will appear healthier to the consumer, and they are more likely to purchase the BPA-free product. This solution poses benefits to Americans and ConAgra Inc. 99% of Americans have ConAgra food supplies in their household, so this would be a drastic change for all parties involved and would make the future a brighter, healthier one.



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