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.
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|
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.)