Muir Glen Organic Tomatoes, Diced, 14.5-Ounce Cans

All Muir Glen tomatoes are grown in the fertile, sun-drenched central valley of California, with no toxic synthetic pesticides or synthetic fertilizers. Taste the difference!

Quick facts

  • Pack of twelve, 14.5-ounce can (Total of 174-Ounce Cans)
  • Premium diced tomatoes
  • USDA certified organic
  • Picked at the peak of ripeness, steam peeled, hand-sorted, and canned within 8 hours
  • Use as base for soups, sauces, and stews

Top reviews

Lots of tomatoes

They need to pack these cans better because many were dented. I believe the company is going to replace them and I’m just waiting. I will follow up this review.
VeronicaMaybrook, NY

Delivered to wrong address

The item is delivered to a wrong address. Whoever received this item, I hope they would eat them instead of throwing them away. I am canceling next order.
InDeltaville, VA

Update – May be BPA free now!

UPDATE – I heard that Muir Glen had started transitioning their canned tomato products to BPA free cans but when contacting Muir Glen (General Mills), I kept getting a canned (no pun intended) response that they believe BPA is safe…blah blah blah. But today, I finally got the answers I was looking for including how to tell which cans at the grocery store are BPA free. Muir Glen started transitioning to BPA free cans (for their tomato products only) in September 2010. Their shelf life is 2 1/2 years; therefore, an expiration date after March 2013 should be a BPA free can liner. You can confirm it is BPA free when you open the can because the old BPA liner was white, but the new BPA free liner is a copper color. I did ask General Mills to please label their products BPA free to help us consumers when shopping. I hope that eventually all canned goods will be BPA free. Let me know what you find when shopping.

I am so excited to have a BPA free Organic tomato product, yay! Thanks Muir Glen!

Old review – I love Muir Glen tomato products but sadly I had to give them up due to their can liners containing bisphenol A (BPA). I will not feed anymore BPA to my kids! It makes me sick that I fed them with BPA laden baby bottles before I knew better. We already have enough cancer in our family. I don’t know why anyone is surprised that BPA acts like a synthetic estrogen therefore an endocrine disrupter–BPA was ORIGINALLY developed in the 1930s as a synthetic estrogen drug for women. Shortly after it was developed, a new synthetic estrogen drug came out (DES) so BPA fell by the wayside until someone figured out it could be used in plastics and can liners to help make them harder.

I wrote to Muir Glen (now owned by General Mills) to see if they have any plans to remove BPA from their cans but they did not respond to me. I would be happy to pay a bit more for jarred tomato products if they can’t come up with BPA free cans. Or how about tomatoes in cartons or frozen?

Please write to the companies that you buy canned tomatoes from and ask for BPA free products. Let me know if anyone finds BPA free tomato products, such as tomato paste, diced tomatoes, whole tomatoes…by responding to this comment–I will get an email.

I have young children and I will not feed them anymore BPA!!!

CorrineSanta Rita, MT

Too bad it has BPA. Need better cans.

Muir Glen cans are lined in plastic and leach Bisphenol A. Too bad because this was a great product and was a standard in my household. My initial conversations with them they contradicted this fact, which to me was misleading. General Mills owns Cascadian Farms as well and now I don’t buy there either.
Now we use BioNature in jars or Pomi products in Tetra Pak cartons. All canned tomato products use BPA and so do many of the lids of jars used in food containment.
Now I also just make from scratch which is made simple by chef Andrew Carmellini in Urban Italian. Lydia Bastianich is another favorite chef that deserves mention for simple yet big flavors.
Boil, peel, freeze and store. Can manufacturing companies that I corresponded with said they were working on a solution for later this year or next year.
KrystenKankakee, IL

very poor shipping

The product was fine–they are good enough diced tomatoes, but when they arrived they were so dented that we could only use about three of the cans. I don’t think we’ll buy canned goods from Amazon again.
CarleePerrin, TX

Muir Glen organic tomatoes

Muir Glen is my favorite canned organic tomato, in all forms, but especially the fire roasted. Great for tomato bisque.
BabaraGlen Rock, NJ

BPA? Yes and no…

I contacted Muir Glen directly and asked whether or not their cans contained BPA. You can see their response below:

“Thank you for contacting Muir Glen about bisphenol-A or BPA.

Bisphenol-A is a component of protective coatings in metal food packaging, and provides an important food safety and quality function in canned foods. Scientific and governmental bodies worldwide have examined the science many times and have concluded that the weight of evidence supports the safety of BPA, including recent comprehensive assessments in Japan and in the European Union.

In January 2010, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced another review of BPA. This review in expected to take 18-24 months, and Health Canada and the World Health Organization (WHO) will participate.

Most metal cans in the food industry utilize BPA in the can lining or can lid. Some of our products do, and many competitors’ products do as well.

Muir Glen continues to believe BPA is safe. However, we know that some of our consumers have wanted us to pursue alternatives. We have been working with our can suppliers and can manufacturers to develop and test alternative linings that do not use BPA for some time.

One alternative has proven safe and viable in our processing of tomatoes – and Muir Glen is in the midst of transitioning to cans with liners that do not use BPA. It is an approved non-epoxy alternative. Can coatings used by Muir Glen also comply fully with all applicable U.S. Food and Drug Administration requirements for safe use in food contact applications.

Your views are important to us. Again, thank you for contacting Muir Glen, and thank you for your support of our products.

Sincerely,

Consumer Services”

DejaBolton, CT

Love This Product!

I buy many of Muir Glen’s tomato products–diced, crushed and whole. Consistently good product. I buy because they are organic–and they happen to be excellent.
SandraSpanish Fork, UT

Good tomatoes

Everything that I have tried that is Muir Glen has been of exceptional quality. I know that I can try anything of their’s and be assured of a good result, no matter what I am making in the kitchen.
LouClinton, IN

best canned tomatoes

These are our favorite tomatoes. Make every recipe taste better when we use quality ingredients.
MayNewalla, OK

too many dents, short shelf life

I don’t have much freezer space, I’m getting older, and I hate having to carry heavy cans up all those steps to my home. (Unfortunately, lots of steps inside, too.) I thought I’d stock up a little since I’d used most of what I had this on hand this past winter, and take advantage of free shipping as well as lower prices for “subscribe and save.” Guess I’ll cancel. There were way too many cans that were badly dented. I’m not talking about little dents in the side, either. When the dent is right where the seam for the top or bottom meets the side, I worry about the integrity of the seal. I also noticed that the “best if used by” date was Feb. 2013, and I bought these in late April 2012. Some canned Libby’s organic vegetables (2 kinds) which I bought at the same time had a “best if used by date” of Dec. 2014, so I wasn’t happy about the shorter Muir Glen shelf life.
YukiYarmouth, IA

Price Nearly Doubled Since November 2011

These are great canned tomatoes, but I don’t understand how they were 14.40 in November and now theyre 22.00 ?

Also, the BPA situation is serious. But the reason it’s still being used is because BPA is essentially an unregulated chemical. See […]

From page 4 –
“None of the regulatory agencies, all of which are heavily dominated by chemical industry interests”…they just didn’t know what to do with this (a hill of new research) “And the choice is, they’ve got 100,000 chemicals in commerce. They actually have regulatory authority over a small number of them, because in the 1970s with the Toxic Substance Control Act, they grandfathered in 62,000 chemicals, including BPA, that are totally outside the regulatory system. So there’s no regulation of BPA”

But in January, 2010, the FDA did something remarkable — it reversed its position that BPA is safe, and said we agree with our science advisory agency that there is reason for concern for prostate cancer, for early puberty, for a variety of things. This was a huge breakthrough. Now we actually have a government agency that has accepted that this is a chemical to be avoided. But they said, “We’re sorry, but we do not have the authority to do that. We don’t even have the authority to go to the chemical industry and say, `What’s this in?’ We can’t even find that out.” It’s a grandfathered chemical.”

“What the FDA said is, “We are working with Congress to try to get laws changed.” But changing the rules that we operate by, if we had a compliant industry, would take five to 10 years. And this is one extremely non-compliant industry. It’s almost a $10 billion-a-year product. You know, people don’t give up that kind of money.”

One problem other than early puberty in females (because it mimics estrogens) is the feminization of boys and males (including affecting their development in-vitro from the mother’s consumption of BPA as well as soy proteins) that we don’t often read about. This could produce a national security problem, if we are developing feminine boys (watch the feminists scream at me :))

Either way, I figured people who purchase organic products would appreciate being made aware of this, if they weren’t already 🙂

MariselaGeorge West, TX

dented cans!

I rarely write reviews, but I am so upset about these canned tomatoes that I have to. First of all, I love Muir Glen products and was excited to find a good deal on amazon. After receiving the first shipment almost all of them are dented, and not just smooth dents on the side (I would be ok with that) but big dents and dents on the seals of the cans. I have to throw out almost all of them! I will not buy cans on Amazon again.
ElizabetDavenport, IA

Great tasting tomatoes, but dented cans

I love Muir Glen tomatoes and have used them for years. Since I use so much of them, I thought I’d order them in a 12-pack and get a good price, but I may have to go back to buying them at my local co-op. Most of the cans were dented. The packaging seemed fine and undamaged, so I’m not sure it happened when they were shipped to me – perhaps Amazon got them that way, but the end result was I got dented cans. At least at my local store I can check the cans before bringing them home.
JameWirtz, VA

Would you believe Tomatoes can actually taste like Tomatoes?,

… not like salt, not like preservatives, not like an over seasoned concoction? Can you believe tomatoes can look like tomatoes, not like they’ve been chopped up to pieces? Yes – Muir Glen tomatoes taste like tomatoes and look like tomatoes. I buy their diced tomato cans at my local warehouse club. The taste is unbelievable. They are flesh, smell amazing, and the tomatoes inside are so sweet and juicy. I make pasta sauses, I also make chili, and I now only use these tomatoes, even skipping fresh ones and tomato paste. I took and uploaded nutritional label pictures to amazon’s page.

Nutrition rundown: calories: 30; calories from fat: 0%; total fat: 0g; cholesterol 0mg; sodium: 290mg; carbs: 6g; sugars: 4g; protein: 1g; also contains vitamin A, Vitamin C; Calcium 2% and Iron 4%. Serving Size: 1/2 cup; servings per container: 3.

Ingredients: organic tomatoes and tomato juice; salt, naturally derived citric acid and calcium chloride. That’s it!

MarionDavis, NC

Best Tasting

I was first turned onto this product from a review from Cook’s Illustrated whose American Test Kitchen rated them the best tasting. They are absolutely the best tasting. They cost more but it is worth it for the end result. And they’re organic to boot.
KimberleeCresskill, NJ