Cans of Campbell's tomato soup are displayed on a shelf at Santa Venetia Market on May 20, 2013 in San Rafael, California.
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March 29, 2016 11:33 AM EDT

Campbell Soup Company will stop using cans with Bisphenol A (BPA) linings by mid 2017 in response to consumers worried about the health effects of the chemical.

In a statement on Monday, the company said that products packaged in the new, non-BPA cans will include all Campbell’s soups, gravys, Swanson broth and SpaghettiOs pasta.

Research has shown that BPA can seep into food, with possible risk of adverse health effects. But the FDA says that BPA is safe for use at low levels such as in packaging.

Campbell’s is replacing BPA with acrylic or polyester materials. However, a 2015 study found that chemicals used to replace BPA may have the same impact on the human body.


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