Campbell’s to remove BPA chemical from cans by 2017

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The world’s largest soup maker is making some major changes to the way it packages its canned products like soups, gravies, and broths.

Campbell’s Soup Co. announced Monday it will stop using a BPA chemical in the lining of its cans by 2017.

The announcement comes after numerous consumer complaints about the health risks associated with the Bisphenol-A in the cans liner.

The chemical, Bisphenol-A, is known for bleeding into foods and drinks and has been linked to increasing your chances for diabetes, breast and prostate cancer.

Campbell’s says it will begin switching the liner to an acrylic or polyester lining with plans to have the new liner in 75 percent of its products by the end of this year.

The company started moving towards BPA-free cans back in 2012 because of customer feedback.