The Consumer’s Union put 19 products under the microscope to test for levels of the chemical bisphenol A, or BPA. BPA is a food preservative drug that is currently being used in the lining of canned foods and baby bottles. Among the products tested the products that the Consumer Union put emphasis on were Del Monte green beans and Progresso Vegetable soup. Urvashi Rangan, director of technical policy at Consumer Reports, told “Good Morning America” that their tests show the BPA is showing up in the food itself.
The Consumer Union’s statement on the topic was,
We don’t think that consumers should be continually exposed to levels and levels that are already causing harm in animals.
Don’t get to alarmed yet, the FDA has approved BPA as a acceptable and safe food preservative drug. Although these studies were done quite some time ago, the FDA has not yet announced BPA as an unsafe drug in small doses. The FDA is going to re-evaluate the effects of BPA so stay up to date on the results!