BPA-free used as a marketing tool for canned beans

March 31: A whole food manufacturer in the US is one of a number that is marketing products in cans that are free of Bisphenol-A (BPA), the chemical used in high-performance coatings that has been increasingly under attack from activists and now the US Congress.

Eden Foods, based in Clinton, Michigan, has started selling its Organic Black Beans in cans using oleoresinous c-enamel internal coatings. The cans are made by Ball Corporation and attract a 14 percent premium compared to those with epoxy-phenolic coatings, a move that will cost Eden Foods $300,000 a year.

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