BPA-Free Canned Organic Tomatoes

BPA-Free Canned Organic Tomatoes

It baffles me why anyone would take beautiful organically grown tomatoes and can them in tins lined with BPA. I was disappointed in the Our Compliments & President's Choice brand canned tomatoes as the cans contain BPA. On my quest for organic canned tomatoes without BPA here in Canada, I found the Thomas Utopia brand. Not only do they offer organic canned tomatoes in BPA-free cans, their tomatoes are red, firm, free from peels and much nicer tasting then any others I have tried.

According to their quality control technician, they do have both types of can (lined and unlined) so you will need to check the codes on the cans...

In BPA-Free cans of Organic tomatoes...


"We offer diced, whole and Crushed w Basil all in size 28 oz

cans. As well as 14 oz diced. The embossed codes are as
follows--Diced would start with XB or YB, Whole is
WT691-10270 - 10274, Crushed w Basil is CB.
Let me know if there is anything else."


Tracey Coleman
Food Safety and Quality Control Technician
Thomas Canning (Maidstone) Ltd.
Ph.: 519-737-1531
Fax: 519-737-7003
E-mail: thomasca@mnsi.net

So if you like canned tomatoes without a serving of BPA, look for this brand or ask your local store to carry this line of products.




Do you know of any other BPA-free canned organic tomatoes?

UPDATE 2014:

Utopia has not been consistent with providing BPA-free cans.
I now purchase Kirkland Organic Tomatoes at Costco, a better price, great tasting tomatoes and they are in BPA-free cans!


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Comments

  1. thank you. i have been looking for bpa free tomatoes for months.

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  2. Can't thank you enough! I keep returning to this page (& tell my friends). I can't figure out why they wouldn't have some indication on the label.

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  3. You're very welcome! Do read the codes on the cans as some still have bpa... For BPA-free Diced would start with XB or YB, Whole is
    WT691-10270 - 10274, Crushed w Basil start with CB. :)

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  4. Here's an update from Tracey Coleman in response to my query:

    My question

    I recently came across a blog that identified your BPA-free tomatoes according to their code numbers, with whole tomatoes having the codes: WT691-10270 - 10274.

    I have also noticed that these BPA-free cans are a different colour than other cans, having a gold, rather than a silver tint. Having encountered gold-coloured (whole tomato) cans with a different code than the ones listed above, I wonder whether there are now additional codes for the BPA-free whole tomatoes and ALL gold-tinted cans are BPA-free or whether I have simply wishfully-thought myself into non-reality.


    her answer

    Yes you are correct all of the gold coloured
    cans are BPA free lined cans.
    Thanks and have a great day,
    Tracey Coleman



    So, Thomas Utopia gold-coloured cans are BPA-free!

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  5. Great info...Can you see the gold from the outside? Because all of the cans I have are only gold on the inside so one would not know until they actually opened the can.

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  6. It's pretty obvious, particularly when you see them next to the regular silvery cans. A local store recently had a sale on organic Thomas Utopia and I went armed with my code numbers only to find the codes didn't match but I also noticed there were two different can colours. I had noticed this at Loblaws before but the code numbers were always wrong so I followed my hunch and emailed Tracey Coleman who got back to me within the hour enabling me to score some on-sale tomatoes.

    It's a little harder to see looking at the cans in profile but it's unmistakable if you look at the glittery tops (or bottoms).

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  7. That's fantastic! Thanks for digging out that info, It makes it much easier than sifting through codes for sure! I'll be sure to look for gold cans!

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  8. Thanks SO much for this info! I've signed up for your news, as it wouldn't make sense not to.

    Signed, The Wary Canary ;)

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