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Nikki - Community Moderator says ...
@JENNIFER - Currently the 365 coconut milk cans are not BPA free. We are actively looking for alternative packaging and recently rolled out tetra paks for many of our canned products as an alternative to cans that are BPA free.
11/11/2013 3:25:12 PM CST
mike says ...
This article is almost 4 years old. How long will it take to change all of your 365 brand cans over? If other brands are using these same cans why can't 365 everyday value?
12/15/2013 3:00:32 PM CST
Nikki - Community Moderator says ...
@MIKE - We recently launched a new line of tetra-paks for some of our 365 canned items that will be BPA free. Check with your local store and they'll be able to point you to where they are.
12/30/2013 11:52:00 AM CST
Nancy says ...
it is my understanding that sales receipt paper contains BPA -- has Whole Foods taken steps to use a safer paper receipt alternative?
02/19/2014 10:06:38 PM CST
Nikki - Community Moderator says ...
@NANCY - We do not use register tapes in any US stores that are made with bisphenol-a (BPA). You can read more at http://www.wholefoodsmarket.com/about-our-products/food-safety/bisphenol.
02/20/2014 1:18:45 PM CST
RB says ...
Thanks for the update and your efforts to remove BPA from stores. Whole Foods is the only place I've found canned tomatoes available in glass containers, which not only eliminates BPA, but other chemicals that we may not have identified yet as suspect.
02/24/2014 2:18:53 PM CST
Elise S says ...
I was told today that Whole Foods is completely BPA free (similar to another recent commenter). My question is specifically about 365 canned tomatoes. Are they BPA free? I've been buying Muir Glen, and won't use another brand until I can be sure about the cans. Thanks
03/05/2014 12:48:53 PM CST
Nikki - Community Moderator says ...
@ELISE - All of our 365 canned tomatoes are in BPA free cans. Not all of our 365 canned items are currently BPA free but we hope to find alternatives soon and feel free to ask if you have specific questions!
03/05/2014 3:53:09 PM CST
Ben says ...
Are the 365 Organic Beans in cans that are BPA free?
03/08/2014 8:11:36 AM CST
Nikki - Community Moderator says ...
@BEN - The cans of 365 organic beans are not in BPA free cans. We recently launched a BPA free alternative for our beans in cartons instead of cans. Look for these at your local store for a BPA free option.
03/12/2014 2:00:43 PM CDT
Deanne says ...
I recently bought your 365 Brand Organic Coconut Milk which I thought was reasonably priced. However, when I opened it I noticed the can is white on the inside. Is this a BPA coating? If so, will you be replacing it with regular cans without BPA soon? Thanks
04/05/2014 6:30:12 PM CDT
Nikki - Community Moderator says ...
@DEANNE - The white coating you see inside the can is actually the new BPA free cans!
04/07/2014 3:19:47 PM CDT
Karyn says ...
What about the BPA that is in all of the register receipts Whole Foods uses? At one time a couple years ago it appeared some of the stores were using the BPA free paper but not currently. People handling theses receipts are constantly exposed to BPA as well as your employees that continuously work with these materials! This is something that Whole Foods should be proactive in and set an example for other stores!
04/19/2014 6:03:14 PM CDT
Nikki - Community Moderator says ...
@KARYN - We do not use register tapes in any US stores that are made with bisphenol-a (BPA). 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 recently convened to advance alternatives to BPA-containing receipt tape.
04/21/2014 4:54:26 PM CDT
Linda Scoccia says ...
I recently bought a jar of cashew butter at Whole Foods (365 brand), and was distressed to see that it was in a plastic jar (the last jar I bought was in a glass jar). I'm wondering why the switch? Recent research indicates that virtually all plastic leaches estrogen-mimicking chemicals into food . . . Not to mention the fossil fuel issues implicated by plastic. It seems like you should be trending toward more use of glass, less use of plastic, rather than the opposite.
05/11/2014 7:48:59 PM CDT
Nikki - Community Moderator says ...
@LINDA - We recently switched vendors for the cashew butter so the packaging changed. I did confirm that the plastic in the new containers is BPA free.
05/12/2014 1:14:32 PM CDT
Susan says ...
Thank you for the article. I am wondering if your 365 Spring Water 1 gallon plastic water bottles are BPA free. I am looking to have some water on hand in case of emergencies and these seem to be a great option - except I could not find anywhere on the label that the plastic is BPA free. I plan to keep the water on hand for about a year and then use it (and buy new bottles to keep things fresh). Any info you can provide would be appreciated. Thanks again!
06/20/2014 9:20:34 PM CDT
Nikki - Community Moderator says ...
@SUSAN - All of our 365 water jugs are BPA free.
06/30/2014 3:35:17 PM CDT

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