BPA Free Plastic Bags, an Important Choice
Not all plastics are the same. Usually we look for performance and convenience in the plastic products we use in the kitchen for both food storage and preparation. It is more important to pay attention to the chemicals that our plastics are made with. BPA free plastic bags are a simple but important choice when it comes to your family’s safety and your food’s flavor.
Bisphenol A, commonly called BPA, is a chemical that is present in many plastics. The FDA has regulated this chemical because it can migrate into foods that come into contact with it. Currently the FDA states that small amounts of BPA are fine, and only regulates it as an additive to food, or when they find evidence that the chemical easily leaches into food that comes into contact with containers made with the material.
Though the FDA seems to have little concern about the negative effects of BPA, many scientists are concerned that recent studies have shown we have good cause to worry about BPA’s and that consumers have a need to reduce exposure. This Newsweek article does a good job of highlighting the concerns of scientists and the studies that have been done, which the FDA seems to ignore, or perhaps more likely the chemical companies have lobbied for them to ignore.
Another concerning chemical used in plastics is polyvinyl chloride, more commonly known as PVC. The plasticizers in PVC leach into foods, especially those foods with high fat content. One of the most dangerous and common plasticizers in PVC is diethyl hexyl phthalate (DEHP), which is suspected to be a carcinogen.
Shield N Seal is committed to good food, good health, and a good environment. Our products help reduce food waste, and are reusable, so that less goes into the landfill. It’s important to us that the people who use are products are healthy, and safe from leeching toxins. We can’t have your health suffer, we can’t have the environment suffer, and we certainly can’t have your flavor suffer!
We researched plastics, and the safety and efficacy for storing and cooking foods. Our quality vacuum seal bags made by are safe, BPA and PVC Free. Not only are they safe, but they seal well, keeping in precious nutrients and go from the freezer, to the sous vide water bath, or even the microwave. Properly storing food is an important part of storing food and it is time to pay more attention to the safety of the plastics we use in storing food.