April 24, 2009

Food companies graded on BPA

After several baby bottle manufacturers announced their plans to phase out polycarbonate baby bottles that might contain bisphenol-A, the pressure is on for food and beverage manufacturers to do the same in their packaging.

A new report from investment advisory firm Green Century Capital Management and noprofit group As You Sow said food and beverage companies are not doing enough to seek alternatives to BPA, which is used to line food and beverage cans.

According to the study, Hain Celestial, Heinz, and Nestle are the only companies that plan to phase out BPA in some of their products. Heinz is said to be the only respondent already using a substitute to BPA in some of its can linings.

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