The use of Bisphenol A (BPA) in packaging has become a safety issue in the food and beverage industry in light of studies indicating BPA is an endocrine disrupter.

Campbells and Bisphenol A - BPA

In response to consumer feedback, Campbell Soup Co. has disclosed its plan to complete a transition to cans which do not use Bisphenol A (BPA) linings by mid 2017. The transition is facing a number of technical challenges, including sourcing linings that would ensure the safety of more than 600 different recipes, such as its tomato-based products, which are naturally acidic and can react with certain linings over time.

I am so glad and proud that Natural Source International always makes the “right” choice for product safety and development without waiting for negative customer feedback to implement any necessary changes. Over the past twenty years a few of those “right choices” have included the use of vegetable capsules when the rest of the industry was still using gelatin based capsules, switching from magnesium stearate to organic rice powder as soon as it was available, and choosing glass containers for French Secret® in order to avoid plastic contamination (while glass is heavier, it is also more recyclable, and sustainable, and therefore so much safer).

These past twenty years have been quite a journey, but looking back, I probably would not change a thing.