Finally the large corporations are doing something about it!
Looks like the race is on…General Mills is in the lead, Eden foods trails behind.
I just received info today from Eden foods and this is their response:
Thank you for contacting Eden Foods and your interest in Eden products.
We are in the process of sourcing different packaging for the Eden tomato products. There are many factors that go into making changes in packaging. Not only the cost of the glass or whatever packaging is chosen, but also the cost to make changes to the facility where we do the packaging. There are still many decisions to be made and that will take some time.
If you should have any further questions, please contact Customer Service.
Sandra K. Baker
Eden Foods, Inc.
701 Tecumseh Rd.
Clinton, MI 49236
PH: (517) 456-7424
Fax: (517) 456-7205
On May 4, 2010, at 5:18 PM, … wrote:
I am doing research on tomato products and have found your company to be environmentally and health conscious. I noticed that you try to use BPA free containers when possible however due to the acidity of the tomato you are unable to do so here. I am curious why you have not gone with glass jars for this product, eliminating the need for cans that require BPA lining? This seems appropriate since you also carry products in glass jars. There are a few companies from Italy that offer this product but the diced tomatoes are not a diced consistency but more along the lines of a puree. I also found one company that uses aseptic packaging for their diced tomatoes, but no company does a good job of offering diced tomatoes in a BPA free container at a good price point. This is interests me and am excited to hear what your view on this would be.
Thank you for your time,