“A study conducted by a coalition of consumer and food safety groups found detectable levels of BPA in 46 of 50 grocery store cans tested. The results suggest BPA routinely leaches from can linings into food.

BPA has been associated with a variety of health problems in laboratory animals, including cancers, early puberty, and developmental problems.

The highest BPA level detected was 1,140 parts per billion, found in a can of Del Monte French Style Green Beans obtained from the pantry of a study participant in Wisconsin.” http://www.webmd.com/food-recipes/news/20100518/canned-food-may-expose-people-to-bpa

A new popular trend replacing cans are pouches. These pouches are not only free of BPA, but are convenient for on the go eating and don’t require a can opener!

These pouches are popping up all over supermarkets everywhere. From baby food to ketchup to tuna fish, pouches are the new and improved way to package food.

Pouches may reduce packaging costs, increase shelf life, and they appeal to a new demographic.

You may also INCREASE PROFIT by switching to flexible pouches

“In 2008, when the founder of Nest Collective, Neil Grimmer, saw the pouch design being used in Japan and adapted it for the U.S. baby food market by launching the company’s Plum Organics baby food line, Nest Collective’s sales ballooned by more than 3,000% between 2007 and 2010, making it among the fastest-growing private companies in America. A conservative estimate puts its 2012 sales at $53 million.” http://www.techandinnovationdaily.com/2013/03/15/food-pouches/