I can as many of my own organic tomatoes as I'm able, but I invariably run out after just a few weeks. So I turn to canned tomatoes, usually Muir Glen Fire-Roasted Tomatoes. We both love those darned things.
Now I've learned that they have completed their transition to BPA-free cans, and I feel a lot better about it. Not better than home-grown, mind you, but better.
Check out the form letter they send out (and note the caveat...yeh, whatev, I'll decide what my "tolerable daily BPA intake" is, thankyouverymuch)
Dear Ms. Pug,
Thank you for contacting Muir Glen about bisphenol-A or BPA.
As of October 2011, Muir Glen canned tomato products do not utilize BPA in product packaging.
Muir Glen continues to believe BPA is safe based on the weight of evidence of scientific and governmental bodies worldwide, including comprehensive risk assessments in Japan and the European Union along with the European Food Safety Authority’s reaffirmation in December 2011 of its opinion that there is no new evidence to suggest the tolerable daily intake of BPA needs to be lowered. The FDA has also endorsed the safety of current exposure levels.
However, we know that some of our consumers have chosen to avoid BPA, so we had been looking for alternatives. Working with our can suppliers and can manufacturers, Muir Glen was able to develop and test a safe and viable alternative that does not use BPA for our canned tomato products. We began transitioning to those linings with the fall 2010 tomato pack – and we completed that transition with the 2011 tomato pack.
Your views are important to us. Again, thank you for contacting Muir Glen, and thank you for your support of our products.