ConAgra Foods removes BPA from cans across portfolio

July 31, 2015

ConAgra Foods announced that all of the company’s facilities in the United States and Canada have completed the transition to cans without bisphenol A (BPA) liners. While ConAgra Foods began canning some food in cans not lined with BPA in 2010, other foods required a different approach, due to their acidity or other characteristics.

Extensive research and trials to find safe, long-lasting, and economical packaging led the company to Ardagh Group, a global leader in glass and metal packaging solutions. Ardagh invested in capacity and capability to meet ConAgra Foods’ needs, and began providing the company non-BPA cans earlier this year. The cans are made in new production facilities using technologies that allow for use of different coating systems using polyester or acrylic materials that do not contain BPA. As of July 30, all ConAgra Foods canned foods made in its United States and Canadian facilities are packaged in cans with non-BPA liners. The company does import into the United States and Canada a small quantity of canned products with BPA liners, and it is working with the suppliers of these products to convert to non-BPA liners by early 2016.

“Our ongoing commitment to consumers means that we constantly work to improve our packaging to assure quality and the overall experience,” said Gail Tavill, vice president, packaging and sustainable productivity, ConAgra Foods. “We recognize consumer interest in removing BPA from our cans and are pleased to be able to respond to that desire and offer food that our consumers can feel confident in.”

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