Props once again to Annie for expanding our debate on the topic of food storage and safe plastics. In a comment she wrote last week, she quoted an article on the potential for BPA contamination in canned tomatoes. I found a link to the story so we can read it and continue the discussion. The article is called “7 Foods that Should Never Cross Your Lips,” by Anne Underwood in Prevention.
I am sad to learn of this now, because the wet summer here in Colorado meant a light tomato crop. Whereas last year I picked, sauced and froze some 60 pounds of tomatoes, this year the CSA wasn’t open for tomato picking. I never got around to buying them elsewhere, and now I’m stuck contemplating what to do with the cans of organic diced tomatoes that are sitting in my pantry.
I’m inclined to throw them out. If I don’t feel they’re safe for my family to eat, I don’t feel good about donating them to a food bank. But maybe someone who’s hungry might make a different choice. What do you think?