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Health Canada: No Risk From BPA in Canned Food

Friday, June 4, 2010

(American Meat Institute)

Current dietary exposure to bisphenol A (BPA) through consuming canned foods does not pose a health risk to the general population, including newborns and infants, according to a new report released by Health Canada.  The report notes that while BPA was detectable in most canned goods surveyed, the levels within this recent survey were consistent with past surveys.   

In the study, Health Canada, the federal department responsible for helping Canadians maintain their health through the assessment of the safety of drugs and consumer products, examined 78 canned food products for the presence of BPA.  BPA is used in making epoxy resins, which are used as protective linings on the inside of metal lids and containers.

The canned goods tested included tuna, soups, vegetables and tomato products.  The agency said that it would continue to work to “limit human exposure to BPA to the greatest extent possible.”

To view the report in its entirety, click here: http://bit.ly/9bGAS0

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