By SafBaby Co-Founders Sandra Blum and Samantha Fox Olson
We received lots of emails from confused parents wondering about Bisphenol A (BPA) in the packaging of Infant Formula and decided to do a short post about this topic.
We contacted all major US Baby Formula makers to figure out which ones are safe and which aren’t. What we found out is that almost all liquid formula is still packaged in cans lined with Bisphenol A (BPA), a toxic chemical linked to reproductive disorders and neurobehavioral problems in lab animals according to the Environmental Working Group (EWG).¹
All manufacturers except Nestlé © Good Start Formula, claimed in their emails to us or via press release, that their Powdered Formula containers are free of BPA. We at SafBaby wonder, if this is the case, why they don’t label their cans ‘BPA-free’ to assure concerned parents? Although we don’t know for sure their BPA-free claims are a 100% true, it would be wiser to choose Powdered Infant Formula over Liquid Formula.
Earth’s Best®, Similac® and Enfamil® told us in writing that their powdered formula is BPA-free. Nestlé© Good Start® however did not respond in writing.
They emailed us following statement: