- 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
Lots of tomatoes
Delivered to wrong address
Update – May be BPA free now!
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!!!
Too bad it has BPA. Need better cans.
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.
very poor shipping
Muir Glen organic tomatoes
BPA? Yes and no…
“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.
Love This Product!
best canned tomatoes
too many dents, short shelf life
Price Nearly Doubled Since November 2011
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 🙂
Great tasting tomatoes, but dented cans
Would you believe Tomatoes can actually taste like Tomatoes?,
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!