Cans Spoiled Degraded Canned
Processed Foods Defects degraded Food Containers Cans Glass Plastic Paperboard BPA Bisphenol-A BPAs Green Scheme Dallas-Fort Worth DFW North Central Texas North Texas
Dallas-Fort Worth, NorthCentral TexasProcessed Foods: Recognize Defects in FoodContainersFood Solutions for the Green Scheme of DFW
Many of us were brought up with a mantra of caution: “Never eat food from a metal can that has a bulge in the ends.”
New mothers are often told that the cap on the baby food jar should not bulge and it should definitely “pop” when opened.
Containers that are made of plastic or paper also hold canned food. What about those other “cans?”
Environmental solutions in the green scheme of DFW also call for more of us preserving food at home. What about those glass jars?
Guidelines were developed by the FDA for recognizing defects in food canned in other materials, too. Cans are degraded and spoiling may occur inPlastic Cans1. Opening or non-bonding in seal2. Break in the plastic3. Fractured lid4, Swollen or bulging packagePaperboard Cans1. Slash or slice in the package2. Leak in a corner of the package3. Swollen or bulging package4. Patch in the seal where bonding or adhesive is missingGlass Jars 1. Damaged seal2. Crack in the glass of the jar3. Loss of vacuum indicated by a pop-top that does not pop when openedFlexible Pouches 1. Break in adhesive across width of seal2. Swollen or bulging package3. Slash or break in the package4. Leak at a manufactured notch used for easy openingMetal Cans 1. Can with bulging ends2. Fracture in the double seam3. Pinhole or puncture in body of the can4. Non-welded portion of the side seam5. Leak from anywhere in the can6. An obvious opening underneath the double seam on the top/bottom of can
Another ProblemThe bulge or swelling is not the only danger in canned foods, however. BPA in can linings is quite dangerous, too.
Bisphenol-A (BPA) is a synthetic estrogen used in the manufacture of many plastics. It has been banned from baby bottles , but is still present in many other plastics, especially water bottles, and the lining of most cans. It has been shown to increase insulin resistance in animal studies. An estimated 93% of us in the U.S. have elevated BPAs in our bodies.
Our research has shown that Eden Foods is the only known canned product as of 2011 that does not have BPA in the lining of the cans.