Friday, June 27, 2008

My canned carrots are poison

Well I like to eat a lot of canned carrots. I tend to buy the Hannaford brand so I thought I would write to them to find out if their carrots contain BPA. Their response was much nicer than Hormel Foods. However it does contain BPA. Here is the letter:

"Dear Brian:

Thank you for your recent email. We value your input and are glad to have the opportunity to respond.

I have contacted the supplier of our Hannaford Sliced Carrots, Seneca Foods.. The cans they use do contain some BPA. Seneca, as well as Hannaford are concerned with product integrity and food safety, and fully understand your concerns. I have attached the following article from the Food and Drug Administration in order to provide you with additional information.

Again, thank you for contacting us, Brian, and for choosing Hannaford. If we can further assist you, please do not hesitate to let us know.


Tanisha Joseph
Consumer Research Specialist

Ref 2281835/tanjos

P.O. Box 1000, Portland, Maine 04104, Telephone: 800-213-9040,"

So I will have to just start boiling my own carrots after I finish up the canned ones that I have. Nothing in life is easy. I guess convenient foods aren't so convenient health wise.

The FDA letter they included was just about how the government thinks BPA is safe.

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