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tinned tomatoes one of the worst foods to eat

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dhdjdbrjrkbr Sat 31-Jan-15 11:55:03

Just seen someone post that tinned tomatoes should never be eaten due to the BPA and the acidity of tomatoes meaning it leaches alot and is not safe for children to eat.

I had no idea tinned food contained plastic, aibu to cut right down on them? Often go through 12 cans a fortnight sad

dexter73 Sat 31-Jan-15 11:56:16

Depends if the person who posted that knows anything about food safety or has any proper evidence to back it up!

ChampagneTastes Sat 31-Jan-15 11:56:25

What? That sounds like made-up bollocks to me.

BertieBotts Sat 31-Jan-15 11:57:37

Tomatoes are very good for you. As far as I know there is no BPA in steel cans. Why would there be? Yes you shouldn't keep opened tins in the fridge, but most people know that.

Goldmandra Sat 31-Jan-15 11:58:23

Sounds awfully like scaremongering to me.

What is BPA? Is it definitely harmful?

Who has studied this?

Is it peer reviewed research?

MuttersDarkly Sat 31-Jan-15 11:58:34

In that case.


StillStayingClassySanDiego Sat 31-Jan-15 11:58:49

I wouldn't stop eating them based on a posting from one person.

Tinned tomatoes form the base of a lot of my meals, I'll take me chances.

LIZS Sat 31-Jan-15 11:59:08

A lot of things posted on the Internet are not fact.

BertieBotts Sat 31-Jan-15 11:59:11

The thing is, you could google "Never eat _" with absolutely any food and find some article saying it's unsafe.

People like to be hysterical. As long as you're not eating pure arsenic topped with lead shavings, I'm sure you'll be just fine.

WorraLiberty Sat 31-Jan-15 11:59:13

I take it you've had a conversation with this person and asked them for links to back up what they're saying?

So having done the research, only you can say whether you're BU or not.

BertieBotts Sat 31-Jan-15 11:59:47

You can also buy chopped tomatoes in cartons like milk, if it's a particular worry.

GlitzAndGigglesx Sat 31-Jan-15 12:00:43

Well they make delicious sauces

gaggiagirl Sat 31-Jan-15 12:00:57

I'll take my chances too still otherwise we would starve. I swear my diet it 90% tomato based!

BertieBotts Sat 31-Jan-15 12:01:11

I mean, I saw something on facebook which said you should never eat chopped onions, because onions magically absorb bacteria from the air, so much they can even suck bacteria out of a sick person and cure them.

Riiiiiiiiiiiiiiight. Because that's totally how diseases work.

MrsDermotOLeary Sat 31-Jan-15 12:01:47

Just buy them in cartons.

SomewhereIBelong Sat 31-Jan-15 12:02:12

the BPA is in the white tin lining that you see nowadays, there has been concern about it for some time.

but even the US FDA says it is of very low risk :

"However, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has said that BPA is safe at the very low levels that occur in some foods. This assessment is based on review of hundreds of studies."

dexter73 Sat 31-Jan-15 12:02:18

Shit I'm never eating chopped onions again!

Purplepoodle Sat 31-Jan-15 12:02:54

Sainsbury value ones come in cartons

GobblersKnob Sat 31-Jan-15 12:02:57

If you are that worried most supermarkets sell chopped tomatoes in tetra packs now (for precisely this reason) buy those instead. Job done.

dhdjdbrjrkbr Sat 31-Jan-15 12:03:11

Pretty much all cans are lined with BPA plastic sad the advice came from a doctor

GobblersKnob Sat 31-Jan-15 12:03:57

Ha a million x-posts while I spelt something for ds.

DancingCrown Sat 31-Jan-15 12:04:18

Tin cans and drinks cans are lined with plastic. I would think the cartons are too.

Tesco value tomatoes are not according to this article.

dhdjdbrjrkbr Sat 31-Jan-15 12:04:33

The governments saying BPA is fine are the same ones saying aspartime is fine though ....

ChippingInLatteLover Sat 31-Jan-15 12:04:49

Good grief get a grip of yourself.

YABU to change anything in your life simply because some idiot posted something on the internet FFS.

dexter73 Sat 31-Jan-15 12:04:54

A dr of what?

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