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BPA Free Cans

Crown Prince is concerned about the issue of BPA (Bisphenol A) in cans. BPA has been used in can linings for decades to prevent food spoilage but could possibly act as an endocrine disruptor, mimicking estrogen and thereby disrupting the body's chemical message system. Recently the FDA decided not to ban BPA pending further study. While Crown Prince acknowledges the position of the FDA, we will continue to move forward, where possible, with our transition to BPA-free packaging. As always, our goal is to provide our customers the most sustainable, freshly harvested, and safely packaged canned seafood from around the world.

The Crown Prince, Crown Prince Natural, and Ocean Prince lines include product packed in eight foreign countries as well as the United States. We therefore have to work in each locality with available canning materials. Several countries from which we import are strongly influenced by European Union (EU) standards; at this time the EU does not consider the small amount of BPA in can linings a health issue. Due to this fact many can manufacturers in these countries do not stock adequate or consistent supplies, if at all, of BPA free cans. Crown Prince wishes to continue to be able to provide our customers good quality, modestly priced canned seafood with as little environmental impact as possible. Shipping empty BPA free cans thousands of extra miles, if they are unavailable locally, will add to our products' price as well as to the degradation of the environment. We will seek to transition all of our products to BPA-free as the correct packing materials become available.

We are currently able to supply the following products in BPA free containers:

Crown Prince Clam Juice and Crown Prince Natural Clam Juice - Products of Holland
Crown Prince Natural Smoked Baby Clams in Olive Oil - Product of Thailand
Crown Prince Kipper Snacks, Ocean Prince Kipper Snacks, and Crown Prince Natural Kipper Snacks - Canada
Crown Prince Oysters, Ocean Prince Oysters, and Crown Prince Natural Oysters - South Korea or China
Crown Prince Natural Skinless & Boneless Alaskan Pink Salmon - Product of USA
Crown Prince Natural Smoked Alaskan Coho Salmon - Product of USA
Crown Prince Brisling Sardines and Crown Prince Natural Brisling Sardines - Product of Scotland
Crown Prince Sardines, Ocean Prince Sardines and Ocean Prince Skinless & Boneless Sardines - Morocco
Crown Prince Skinless & Boneless Sardines and Crown Prince Natural Skinless & Boneless Sardines - Morocco
Crown Prince Natural Albacore Tuna - Product of Thailand
Crown Prince Natural Tongol Tuna - Product of Thailand
Crown Prince Natural Yellowfin Tuna - Product of Thailand

We encourage our consumers to research this issue for themselves; to follow are just a few of the available references from both sides of the issue:

FDA Continues to Study BPA http://www.fda.gov/ForConsumers/ConsumerUpdates/ucm297954.htm
FDA Rejects Petition to Ban BPA in Food Packaging http://www.packagingdigest.com
Bisphenol A (BPA) http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bisphenol A
Endocrine Disruptors http://www.niehs.NIH.gov/health/topics/agents/endocrine/index.cfm
Facts about BPA http://www.factsaboutbpa.org


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