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Surely we have some BPA free tins in the UK?

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created April 26, 2012 at 10:36 AM

I know that in North America there seem to be one or two brands such selling BPA free tins but in the UK I have checked far and wide and it seems to be that no one is doing it?

I have pretty much accepted that I will have to start making my own coconut milk but I like tinned sardines as they are quick and easy..

I have called Whole foods and they said they werent aware. How can Whole foods London not know about BPA?

Anyone?

Thanks

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on July 23, 2012
at 09:42 PM

Ok. Will keep you posted!

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on May 04, 2012
at 05:54 PM

That sounds nice!

9f54852ea376e8e416356f547611e052

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on April 27, 2012
at 10:43 PM

I obviously meant tomato milk. Duh.

77877f762c40637911396daa19b53094

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on April 27, 2012
at 10:21 PM

You can't make coconut milk from tomatoes.

9f54852ea376e8e416356f547611e052

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on April 27, 2012
at 09:50 PM

They did say iherb.com carries their products, but see above on caveats.

9f54852ea376e8e416356f547611e052

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on April 27, 2012
at 09:50 PM

Funny, that's actually the company I contacted for international shipping information. They're looking for EU distributors, so if anyone's interested, contact them.

9f54852ea376e8e416356f547611e052

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on April 27, 2012
at 09:40 PM

I placed a related question on BPA-free tuna in Europe here months ago, didn't find any takers. I've limited my canned tuna intake, but still eat a can or two a week. I make my own coconut milk for the same reason, and started using fresh tomatoes.

9f54852ea376e8e416356f547611e052

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on April 27, 2012
at 09:39 PM

Seems to be US-based, not really an option for us Europeans due to exorbitant mailing costs, duties, taxes and import regulations on food.

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on April 26, 2012
at 11:43 AM

Yes. I meant that they weren't aware about whether or not they sold any tins free of BPA. The only tinned food I buy is coconut milk and sardines. After years of being a vegetarian this was never an issue as I never ate coconut milk or sardines!

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on July 23, 2012
at 08:11 PM

If you have plenty of money (sadly I am not really in this boat) there are various brands of tuna/sardines in glass to be bought. Delicatessens are your best bet (have had some exquisite and unbelievably expensive French sardines in various London delis) although I've got a feeling I've seen tuna in glass in Waitrose, possibly in their cook's ingredients range. If you find any BPA free tins I'd like to know too!

5759bd89db5f73cabe0a6e8f8e6e1cb9

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on July 23, 2012
at 09:42 PM

Ok. Will keep you posted!

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on February 28, 2013
at 08:54 PM

Buy dried pulses and soak them, only buy passata in glass jars or make your own version of the 'tinned tomato', make your own coconut milk and treat yourself to a nice bit of fish occasionally from the fish mongers..... alternatively we should go to the streets and demand more respect from these companies and our government.

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on June 28, 2013
at 10:42 AM

Mr Organic are BPA free

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on August 20, 2013
at 07:00 AM

You can get native forest organic coconut milk on amazon which is BPA free, but not cheap

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on April 27, 2012
at 08:09 PM

wild planet sells bpa free tinned sardines. please note that their tinned salmon is not (last i checked bpa free) www.wildplanetfoods.com my whole foods market carries them and you can purchase them on amazon.

9f54852ea376e8e416356f547611e052

(2957)

on April 27, 2012
at 09:50 PM

Funny, that's actually the company I contacted for international shipping information. They're looking for EU distributors, so if anyone's interested, contact them.

9f54852ea376e8e416356f547611e052

(2957)

on April 27, 2012
at 09:50 PM

They did say iherb.com carries their products, but see above on caveats.

9f54852ea376e8e416356f547611e052

(2957)

on April 27, 2012
at 09:39 PM

Seems to be US-based, not really an option for us Europeans due to exorbitant mailing costs, duties, taxes and import regulations on food.

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on April 03, 2014
at 11:33 AM

How in the H can Whole Foods not know about BPA, are they back in the stone ages!!!! Why don't we all start something so we can be free of BPA'S once and for all, at the very least, we started the ball rolling.

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on September 03, 2013
at 08:51 PM

My French is a bit rusty, but from what I understand from the following review, it seems that Connétable's mackerel in muscadet is BPA free. Perhaps its sardines may also be free - it's worth investigating... http://www.ufcnouvellecaledonie.nc/pdf/bisphenol-a.pdf

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on September 03, 2013
at 08:26 PM

Trident Seafoods, which sells to CostCo (UK) under the Bear & Wolf brand (see link), states on its website that it has never used BPA in its linings (see same link). Its wild Alaska salmon at Costco is also competitively priced. http://www.tridentseafoods.com/retail/canned_products.php#5

If you're after tomatoes, then the Tesco value range of tomatoes are in BPA free tins, according to research conducted by The Independent: http://www.independent.co.uk/life-style/food-and-drink/news/revealed-the-nasty-secret-in-your-kitchen-cupboard-1932742.html

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on July 23, 2012
at 11:18 AM

Hi, I am looking for BPA free Tuna, here in the UK, too. I think my second option will have to be talking to a fishmonger about getting some off-cuts of tuna to process myself somehow? but probably still more expensive and definitely less convenient!

About coconut milk...the Asian stores sell frozen coconut milk (and young coconut water, and grated coconut) in plastic sachets in their frozen section. Most have added citric acid or potassium ?__ for preservative, but that's not too bad. Krissie

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on April 26, 2012
at 11:40 AM

I doubt they would have meant not aware about BPA, probably not aware of a company not using BPA in the tin lining. Tinned food is so highly processed, I wouldn't touch it BPA or not.

5759bd89db5f73cabe0a6e8f8e6e1cb9

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on April 26, 2012
at 11:43 AM

Yes. I meant that they weren't aware about whether or not they sold any tins free of BPA. The only tinned food I buy is coconut milk and sardines. After years of being a vegetarian this was never an issue as I never ate coconut milk or sardines!

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