Debra Lynn Dadd

UHT Food Containers - Aseptic Packaging

QUESTION:

Recently, due to BPA in tin can linings. I have been purchasing my peeled and diced tomatoes in Aseptic packaging. I have also for many years kept standby milk in the same manner, not to mention juice boxes containing not only juice but soy products etc, that are commonly available today.

My concern is that the packaging is 'safe'? (At this point not even addressing the UHT Technology used to sterilize the milk)

According to the Aseptic Packaging Council the aluminum liner, which keeps the light out, thus preventing spoilage, is coated with
low-density polyethylene (LDPE). Also according to the Aseptic packaging council the LDPE has been tested and found to not contain bisphenol A (BPA), nonylphenol, and phthalates.

So, is it safe? Especially considering the acidity of tomatoes?

Thanks

Karen in Florida

POSTED BY KAREN IN FLORIDA :: FLORIDA USA :: 06/22/2008 12:11 PM


DEBRA'S ANSWER:

From everything I've read, LDPE is safe for food contact. I know of no information to the contrary.

Of course, in the larger picture, it is made from crude oil and doesn't biodegrade, but I know of no toxicity issues in it's use.

Debra :-)


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