April 25, 2014 15:05 ET
CFIA tests over 400 samples
OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - April 25, 2014) - Canadian Food Inspection Agency
As part of the Canadian Food Inspection Agency's (CFIA) routine testing of various food products, a survey released today reported that all of the canned foods tested for Bisphenol A (BPA) were safe to consume. BPA was not detected in 98.5 per cent of canned foods analyzed in this survey.
In 2011-12, the CFIA tested 403 canned samples of domestic and imported fruits, vegetables, juices, other beverages, legumes, pasta, and soups for BPA, as these products are likely packaged in cans treated with epoxy coatings. Imported samples came from 15 different countries.
Low levels (parts per billion or ppb) of BPA were only detected in six of the canned food samples analyzed as part of this survey. The survey results were reviewed by Health Canada and no safety concerns were identified. Results were comparable to those from previous surveys of BPA in similar types of foods available on the Canadian market. No product recalls were required as a result of this survey.
2011 - 2012 Bisphenol A in Canned Foods
Chemical Residues / Microbiology Targeted Surveys
Michael BolkeniusPress SecretaryOffice of the Minister of Health613-957-0200Media RelationsCanadian Food Inspection Agency613-773-6600
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