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Jean Paskalides says ...
I am looking for ready to eat beans packaged glass. I'd also like smaller portions as I can't eat an entire jar before they go bad.
07/18/2011 1:36:51 PM CDT
Bobby Hawley says ...
@Jean Paskalides, Because our product selection varies between stores, I suggest contacting the grocery department of the store where you shop. Thanks!
07/19/2011 4:05:33 PM CDT
FRANCES WILLIAMS says ...
Do your store receipts have BPA? Thank you, Frances Williams
08/15/2011 1:43:43 AM CDT
janejohnson says ...
@Frances The US store receipts do not contain BPA. Our UK stores are currently working to identify a non-BPA provider. If you'd like to learn more please follow the link I've included below. Thanks for your interest! http://rock/?p=1278
08/29/2011 3:02:33 PM CDT
gokkasten says ...
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09/12/2011 3:32:32 PM CDT
Clarence says ...
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10/08/2011 7:09:57 PM CDT
Gary 101 says ...
Great report, I too agree and have thought this for a long time; why don't we use more glass? Its the perfect packaging material!! Also, I grow a huge organic garden and sell at the local market but we have very very limited buyers, we need to educate the public on how much safer our home grown product is, in addition to better taste and safer on the environment due to less transportation. Again, Whole Food, please buy glass packaged products. Thanks tho for your support...thanks Gary
11/25/2011 9:28:17 AM CST
Anna Vita Lee says ...
I am a small business owner who left the corporate world about a year and a half ago to launch a company, GONE NATIVE Foods, that brings local, organic ingredients in glass into the shelf stable food aisle. I used to cook a lot with San Marzanos in cans but wanted an alternative that was in glass and made using local ingredients. We offer organic-certified whole and crushed tomatoes in glass (and other products) and have been trying to gain consideration to be carried by Whole Foods. We currently source all ingredients fresh in Lancaster County PA and distribute in about a 200 mile radius around our farmers. We'd appreciate any support possible! Thanks, Anna
05/29/2012 2:46:04 PM CDT
Minnesota Native says ...
My understanding is that many cans (for products like beans, tomatoes, green chiles, etc.) are lined with BPA. Is Whole Foods looking at alternative packaging?
08/15/2012 11:01:15 AM CDT
nikki.newman says ...
@MINNESOTANATIVE - We are working with groups and suppliers on alternatives. You can find more information at http://www.wholefoodsmarket.com/about-our-products/food-safety/bisphenol.
08/15/2012 11:31:53 AM CDT
Shari says ...
The FDA is a con artist. Without pressure from companies like Wholefoods and consumer groups who insist upon exploring 'behind the curtain', where on earth would we be? Your reference to can manufacturers being a small group of large companies is well made. The only way for consumers to be protected is by confronting these suppliers of dangerous materials with what they most often already know - that they are poisoning us by taking the cheapest way out. And then we're labeled as 'liberals' who are making life difficult by daring to question anything. Yikes and well done!
08/24/2012 1:52:25 PM CDT
Charles Davis says ...
i just ordered online Organic canned Black soy and black turtle beans which was delicious, packed in PBA lined cans. This is great product and I would like to buy at whole foods. Eden Foods has been using BPA free cans since 1999 and amber glass containers.
09/08/2012 4:26:30 PM CDT
Mike Owen says ...
The things you are doing to eliminate BPA's are commendable. When are you going to stop selling produce, meat and dairy products that are tainted with pesticides and artificial fertilizers. Many of the foods you sell contain these poisons. Great that you are working to eliminate all you have so far, but until you eliminate conventionally grown products, you are far from living up to your name "Whole Foods". Please continue your good work, but don't pound your chests until you have eliminated the rest of the big chem corporate death food from your shelves.
09/12/2012 7:38:06 AM CDT
Theresa says ...
I was on one of your Albuquerque yesterday and was told by two employees that all your products ate PBA free. Employees should be trained to answer correctly on this issue.
09/30/2012 10:49:36 AM CDT
Marilyn Schwartz says ...
I have recently discovered that receipts from supermarkets and other stores have high quantities of BPA in the store receipts given at cash registers. What have yu done about that?
01/29/2013 10:18:43 PM CST
Nikki - Community Moderator says ...
@MARILYN - Our US and Canada stores have confirmed that they are using non-BPA tapes or transitioning to an alternative. Our goal is to avoid BPA where functional alternatives exist, and we are carefully reviewing the printer papers used in our stores on a variety of criteria. We are also working closely with the EPA’s Alternatives in Thermal Paper Partnership, a group of retailers, manufacturers and technical experts that was recently convened to advance alternatives to BPA-containing receipt tape. For more information about our company’s stance on BPA, and the steps we have taken, see: http://www.wholefoodsmarket.com/about-our-products/food-safety/bisphenol
01/30/2013 2:13:14 PM CST
i.lenz says ...
I am a western canadian consumer extremely concerned about which food companies have eliminated BPA in their canned food products sold in my grocery stores in my area.Thank-you
01/30/2013 6:47:40 PM CST
Nikki - Community Moderator says ...
@I.LENZ - Since our products vary between store locations, I would suggest reaching out to your local store. I am not sure if store locations will have an entire list but they might know of brands that they sell. You can also look for our new 365 brand options that come in cartons instead of cans which will not contain BPA.
02/01/2013 12:18:57 PM CST
Kathleen Guidry says ...
Are the gallon water jugs for the 365 drinking/distilled/spring water BPA free?
03/26/2013 3:46:16 PM CDT
Nikki - Community Moderator says ...
@KATHLEEN- Thanks for checking! Yes, all of the 365 gallon and larger containers are BPA free.
04/01/2013 3:50:44 PM CDT
Alex Scott Grunberg says ...
I think that BPA is organic, and thats just fine with me.
05/23/2013 4:09:25 AM CDT
mel says ...
Is anyone else concerned about possible aluminum leaching from Tetra-Pak?!!!! I assume that some aluminum will leach, but how does one know how much. This unknown troubles me.
05/30/2013 12:23:03 PM CDT
Tony says ...
How about labeling containers with BPA.
08/18/2013 4:53:24 PM CDT
david rowley says ...
That's funny I work at whole foods and all the soups served on the hot bar are heated to serve in the plastic bags they come packaged in and the mac and cheese and other hot bar foods are reheated in a steamer with plastic wrap over the food to keep the steam out. Problem is 40 percent of the weight of plastic wrap is plasticizer aka BPA
09/17/2013 2:55:08 PM CDT
jennifer Becker says ...
I have been buying your 365 brand organic coconut milk. I have become worried your cans contain BPA. I noticed recently, the cans now have a white lining on the inside that was not present a few months ago. Do your cans of organic coconut milk contain BPA? If so, when will it be phased out? -Regards, Jennifer Becker
11/09/2013 11:36:28 PM CST

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