A new report released today by the Breast Cancer Fund shows that the toxic chemical bisphenol A (BPA) was found in many canned foods marketed to children. Every single food sample researchers tested was positive for BPA, with Campbell’s Disney Princess and Toy Story soups testing the highest. So much for fantasy food.
The Breast Cancer Fund report, BPA in Kids’ Canned Food (pdf), sent 12 canned food items—two cans of each of six canned meal products marketed to and largely consumed by children—to Anresco Laboratories, for independent testing and found that the following products all contained BPA.
- Annie’s Homegrown Cheesy Ravioli
- Campbell’s Disney Princess Cool Shapes, Shaped Pasta with Chicken in Chicken Broth
- Campbell’s Spaghettios with Meatballs
- Campbell’s Toy Story Fun Shapes, Shaped Pasta with Chicken in Chicken Broth
- Chef Boyardee Whole Grain Pasta, Mini ABC’s & 123’s with Meatballs
- Earth’s Best Organic Elmo Noodlemania Soup
of developing breast cancer, along with adverse effects on brain development, reproductive development, puberty onset, body weight, metabolic immune system functions, and gender-related behaviors including aggression and some social behaviors.