Vital Choice Confirms 100% BPA-Free Packaging, Adopting A Tough Stance Rare Among U.S. Food Brands

Company takes proactive food safety step to mitigate potential health risks.

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Bellingham, Wash. (PRWEB) April 10, 2009

Vital Choice Wild Seafood & Organics, the leading to-your-door provider of premium wild Alaskan salmon, wild seafood, and selected organic and kosher foods, recently announced that all of their canned seafood is now 100 percent free of bisphenol-A (BPA) materials.

According to a recent report in Natural News, only three U.S. food companies have confirmed use of 100% BPA-free packaging, so this move places Vital Choice in a rare position.

BPA is a controversial, FDA-approved plastic resin commonly used in food packaging. Because of safety concerns raised by credible scientific critiques, Vital Choice transitioned to BPA-free packaging for all of its canned seafood products, including wild Alaskan sockeye salmon, Albacore tuna, Portuguese sardines and Atlantic mackerel.

Recently, Congress introduced legislation to establish a BPA ban on all food and beverage containers. This move came after a major BPA producer began refusing to sell BPA for use in food and drink containers for children younger than three years.

"While the FDA says that BPA is safe, recent scientific reviews revealed substantial evidence of potential harm. As a company that cares deeply about our customers' health and well being, we feel a strong responsibility to make our packaging as safe as possible," said Vital Choice founder and president Randy Hartnell.

For more information on Vital Choice and its strict product safety standards, please visit http://www.vitalchoice.com/purity.cfm.

About Vital Choice Wild Seafood & Organics:
Before founding Vital Choice in 2001, Northwest Washington native Randy Hartnell spent more than 20 years as a commercial fisherman in Alaska. Today, he is an active advocate for wild fisheries and ecological sustainability, and Vital Choice is a trusted source for convenient home delivery of the world's finest wild Alaskan seafood and organic fare. Vital Choice foods are among the purest available, and sustainably harvested from healthy, well-managed organic farms and wild fisheries. The company's products are recognized for their superior taste and health benefits, and are endorsed by leading health and wellness experts, including physicians specializing in nutrition, pediatrics, and integrative health care.

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