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Jeff Cresswell and Michelle Kalberer
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Co-owners of the stainless steel bottle company Klean Kanteen, Jeff and Michelle were honored with a 2010 Breast Cancer Fund Hero Award.

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BPA in Kids' Canned Food: Results

In September 2011, the Breast Cancer Fund released product testing data from six canned foods marketed to and consumed by children. We found bisphenol A, the estrogenic chemical linked to breast cancer in lab studies, in all six products. Our test results are detailed below.

For more information about our report, BPA in Kids' Canned Food, or to access a PDF of the complete report, click here.

State
Purchased In

Company

Item

BPA Level (in parts per billion) 

Calif. Campbell's Disney Princess Cool Shapes, Shaped Pasta with Chicken in Chicken Broth   148
Wisc. Campbell's Disney Princess Cool Shapes, Shaped Pasta with Chicken in Chicken Broth   80
Calif. Campbell's Toy Story Fun Shapes, Shaped Pasta with Chicken in Chicken Broth   90
Wisc. Campbell's Toy Story Fun Shapes, Shaped Pasta with Chicken in Chicken Broth   71
Calif. Earth's Best Organic Elmo Noodlemania Soup, USDA Organic   42
Calif. Earth's Best Organic Elmo Noodlemania Soup, USDA Organic   34
Wisc. Annie's Homegrown Cheesy Ravioli, USDA Organic   34
Calif. Annie's Homegrown Cheesy Ravioli, USDA Organic   27
Calif. Chef Boyardee Whole Grain Pasta, Mini ABC's & 123's with Meatballs   21
Wisc. Chef Boyardee Whole Grain Pasta, Mini ABC's & 123's with Meatballs   19
Calif. Campbell's Spaghettios with Meatballs   16
Wisc. Campbell's Spaghettios with Meatballs   10

Testing Notes

For this report, the Breast Cancer Fund sent 12 canned food items—two cans of each of six canned meal products marketed to and largely consumed by children—to Anresco Laboratories, an independent testing laboratory in San Francisco.

We limited our selections to meals or soups that can be served on their own or as a main dish in a meal. We purchased products from current stock at regionally well-known grocery outlets in the San Francisco Bay Area and the greater Milwaukee, Wisc., metropolitan area.

We tested for BPA levels in the food. Contents of each sample were removed, pureed in BPA-free materials, and assessed for BPA levels using Gas Chromatography-Mass Spectrometry (GCMS). The estimated limit of detection was 0.5 micrograms/kg (0.5 parts per billion, or ppb). (See the report appendix for detailed testing methodology.)