"Independent laboratory tests found a toxic food-can lining ingredient associated with birth defects of the male and female reproductive systems in over half of 97 cans of name-brand fruit, vegetables, soda, and other commonly eaten canned goods."
"BPA testing in canned food. We contracted with a national analytical laboratory to test 97 cans
of food we purchased in March 2006 in three major, chain supermarkets in Atlanta, Georgia; Oakland, California; and Clinton, Connecticut. The lab tested 30 brands
of food altogether, 27 national brands and 3 store brands. Among the foods we tested are 20 of the 40 canned foods most commonly consumed by women of childbearing age (CDC 2002), including soda, canned tuna, peaches, pineapples, green beans, corn, and tomato and chicken noodle soups. We also tested canned infant formula. The lab detected BPA in fifty-seven percent of all cans."
Foods tested: ( there is a more detailed breakdown of what cans contained the higher traces and where they were from on page two of the report. )
baked beans ( 6 cans)
mixed fruit( 6), cranberry sauce ( 3) , peaches ( 2) , pears (3), pineapple(3)
concentrated infant soy( 2 all iron fortified) and milk-based formula ( 4 all iron fortified)
liquid meal replacements ( 5 :4 chocolate 1 vanilla)
evaporated milk (3)
ravioli ( 3) , spaghetti ( 3)
cola ( 6) , diet cola ( 6)
beef stew (2) , chicken noodle( 4), chicken rice(3), chicken vegetable(2), tomato(3), vegetable (1) ( also included 1 chicken broth 2 noodle soup and 1 other soup)
chunk lite ( 4) , solid white (1) ( also included 1 chunk white)
corn( 2) , green beans( 3) , mixed vegetables(6), peas( 3) , tomatoes(3)
40 of the cans tested showed less that 2ppm