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Author Topic: Bisphenol A (BPA) / BADGE In Cat Food Can Linings  (Read 4251 times)
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« on: February 24, 2009, 01:32:29 PM »

I am concerned about my cat getting Bisphenol A (BPA) / BADGE from cat food canned linings.   She is currently on Wellness grain free chicken.   The customer service staff over at Wellness just assured me that the 3 oz and 5.5 oz cans DO NOT have BPA/BADGE in their linings, but that a small amount can still be found in the larger 12.5 oz cans.   

Has anyone else spoken to Wellness about this ?   The reason I ask, is because the smaller Wellness 3 oz and 5.5 oz pop-top cans do in fact seem to have that plastic white lining in them that is typically associated with BPA. You'll see it on the top and all around the sides and bottom, so I'm not sure if the information I'm getting from customer service is correct or not.   Is it possible it's a different kind of plastic that just looks like the bad kind ? 

Also, there's at least one post out on google from a lady that says that the 3 and 5.5 oz have BPA and the 12.5 oz cans do not, which is just the opposite of what customer service just told me, so I am not sure who has it backwards.   Any thoughts from someone who has researched this before or who is a dealer for the product ?

Thanks,
Rich
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Mandycat
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« Reply #1 on: February 24, 2009, 03:54:44 PM »

rbauer,
     Here is a previous thread on this forum that discusses the can linings.  In it, the poster also says that Wellness says that BPA is not in the smaller cans, and a little is in larger cans. 

         http://itchmoforums.com/your-problems-with-pet-food/wellness-cans-t6934.0.html;msg99031#msg99031
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« Reply #2 on: February 24, 2009, 04:02:19 PM »

Hi, Rich, and welcome to the forums.
It looks like customer service in 2009 agrees with the earlier itchmoforums thread from 2008, the small 3 and 5.5 oz
cans don't, and the larger 12.5 oz cans do from all I can tell.
Welcome to the wonder world of cat food experiences by brand, and now can lining. Does that help you at all? If
Bisphenol is that much of a concern, at least it seems you can avoid it in the smaller cans.

You can look at this thread for other owner experiences with Wellness:
http://itchmoforums.com/cat-food-experiences-by-brand/wellness-canned-t1156.660.html
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rbauer
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« Reply #3 on: February 24, 2009, 05:16:55 PM »

Thanks everyone for the info and especially the links to other threads on this topic.  I am still a little unsettled though by the fact that on the one hand, customer support says the small cans don't have BPA, but on the other hand, when you examine the cans they still contain that white plastic lining.   Do you think they are just using a different kind of plastic that looks exactly like the BPA containing ones but doesn't actually have BPA ?  I just want to make sure my girl doesn't get any of that stuff in her. 
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« Reply #4 on: February 24, 2009, 07:38:12 PM »

Welcome Rich ! That might be true,some of the organic canned food products that don't use BPA are also white on the inside.
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« Reply #5 on: February 24, 2009, 07:38:57 PM »

rbauer,
     As stated in the link I provided above, Wellness says that the lining is a "water-based, non-toxic, food/human grade polymeric/enamel lining".  So, yes, it is a different material from the BPA.  
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« Reply #6 on: February 24, 2009, 09:24:09 PM »

Welcome to Itchmo Rich. May you find answers to your questions as many on here are so helpful as we all try to help each other and many who read this forum too.
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« Reply #7 on: June 13, 2009, 03:14:49 AM »

Here is some current info on the BPA lining question.

http://http://www.truthaboutpetfood.com/articles/375/1/Congress-asks-FDA-to-take-another-look-at-BPA/Page1.html
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