|On July 19th, 2017, the Center for Environmental Health (CEH), Clean Water Action, and Women’s Voices for the Earth gathered at a Safeway in Oakland to support the Mind the Store National Campaign to convince Albertsons (parent company of Safeway) to eliminate products that contain toxic chemicals, such as BPA. |
We took it to the streets! Watch the video.
According to Wynnie Young, a Program Assistant at CEH,
“I got a chance to engage with many customers who were all very surprised that many of Safeway’s products, including some of their baby products, still contain toxic chemicals. I also got the chance to talk to and deliver a letter to the Assistant Store Manager, who was very receptive to our concerns.”
CEH urged Safeway/Albertsons to commit to eliminating and safely substituting BPA from all of their food cans, with clear timelines for a transition to safer canned foods, and in the meantime, to label all chemicals used in can liners.
Recently, CEH published the report, “Kicking the Can? Major retailers still selling canned food with BPA” which details our testing of more than 250 canned foods purchased from Kroger, Safeway/Albertsons, and dollar stores from eleven states. Alarmingly, we found that nearly 40% of the cans we tested were positive for the toxic chemical BPA, suggesting that millions of Americans are still being exposed to BPA when they eat canned food.