www.sfgate.com - May 23rd, 2012
Amy's, the nation's top-selling brand of natural and organic convenience foods, is pleased to announce that as of March 1, 2012, Amy's has completely transitioned all of the production of its canned products to a non-BPA liner. Details of Amy's announcement is available on the company website here.
Though the FDA maintains that BPA is safe in US packaging,* Amy's has been working to find new solutions for many years. Amy's has been and is always concerned for the safety and health of its consumers and is very pleased to have developed a new solution.
"We've been searching for the best possible non-BPA replacement for our cans for almost three years. We conducted shelf tests with over 20 different liners before choosing the best one for our needs and high quality standards," said Andy Berliner, Co-Founder of Amy's.
"Amy's has rigorously tested the newest non-BPA can linings and chosen the most safe and effective option available. It is important that consumers understand that BPA is omnipresent in the environment from a multitude of sources. Tests on our canned products with the new liner show extraordinarily low BPA levels of less than 1 part per billion," said Berliner.
Once Amy's chose the best can option, it took more than a year for the can industry to provide sufficient inventory for Amy's to ensure that all of their cans could be made with this new non-BPA liner.