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Tags: BPA, BPA in canned tomatoes, canned tomatoes, safe food storage
Categories : Food News, In Autumn
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?
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Tags: plastic food container, plastics, safe food storage, safety of plastic bags
Categories : Food News, In Autumn, Uncategorized
If you’ve been reading the blog lately, you’ll know that we’ve been having an ongoing discussion about plastics and safe food storage. Several people have asked me for more information on the issue, so here’s a link to a “Smart Plastics Guide” issued by the Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy.
On a side note, I looked into glass containers at Target the other day. I suppose they would be fine for occasional leftovers, but it would cost a fortune to buy them in the quantity I need to store food for the winter. (Gotta love the bounty of my summer CSA!) Besides, each container takes up so much more room than a form-fitting plastic bag, I fear my freezer would hold about a third of what it does now. Still, my ultimate concern is with reducing toxins…
P.S. I still need to look into the wax-lined boxes used by one reader’s grandmother. Thx for that tip, and I’ll share what I find.