The Campbell Soup Co. (US) plans to transition to cans with no Bisphenol A (B.P.A.) lining by mid-2017.
The company began the initiative in March as it shipped 2 million cans with lining made from acrylic or polyester materials. Campbell’s Chunky Classic Chicken Noodle was the first variety to be produced in the new cans. In April, Campbell Soup made an additional 10 million cans and continue rolling out the new lining across its US and Canadian portfolio.
«We ship nearly two billion cans each year, comprising more than 600 different recipes», Mark Alexander, president of Americas Simple Meals & Beverages for Campbell SouP said. «It’s not something that can be done quickly, nor would we want to. The safety of our food and our packaging is paramount. It’s the foundation on which we’ve built nearly 150 years of consumer trust. Any changes we make to our food must be implemented thoughtfully and carefully».
The products to be packaged in non-B.P.A. lined cans include all Campbell’s soups and gravies, Swanson broth and SpaghettiOs pasta. The company said it is on track to have 75% of its soup portfolio in the non-B.P.A. lined cans by December of this year.