One of our most common questions is “are your products
BPA free?”… and today we take the time to explain BPA and give you the answer!
What is BPA?
BPA (bisphenol A) is a chemical that is added to many commercial products, including food containers and hygiene products. It was first discovered in the 1890s, but chemists in the 1950s realized that it could be mixed with other compounds to produce strong and resilient plastics.
These days, BPA-containing plastics are commonly used in food containers, baby bottles, and other items.
When BPA containers are made, not all of the BPA gets sealed into the product. This allows part of it to break free and mix with the container’s contents once food or fluids are added.
Is BPA Bad for you?
Exposure to BPA is a concern because of the possible health effects on the brain and hormonal glands of fetuses, infants and children. It has also been reported to have an effect on children’s behavior. Additional research suggests a possible link between BPA and increased blood pressure, type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular disease.
At this point in time, leading experts such as the FDA in the United States have said that BPA is safe at the very low levels that occur in some foods. This assessment is based on the review of hundreds of studies. The FDA continues to monitor the research.
Are PACFood’s products BPA Free?
So back to the original question “are your products BPA free?”
… and the answer is “yes they most definitely are”!
Rest assured that you are purchasing packaging from a company that takes food safety very seriously. PACFood undertakes an annual independent audit to ensure safe food practices, as a result, our HACCP certification has been renewed for a further 12 months.
If you have any further questions regarding BPA’s in our products please do not hesitate to get in touch with our team today.