Ayam Brand™ Going BPA-FREE

Ayam Brand™ is compliant with the most stringent regulations in the world covering BPA and all Ayam Brand™ products are totally safe for consumption.

Most cans come with linings to protect food from contact with the metal used in the can. For decades, these linings have been made of epoxy, containing BPA (Bisphenol A).

The world's most stringent regulation (EU directive 2014/19/EC) has established that it is totally safe to eat canend foods with a BPA specific migration limit (SML) of up to 0.6 ppm or (mg/kg) of food.

Independent laboratory analyses have demonstrated that for most of Ayam Brand™'s reference products there is no migration of BPA to food even after a can's expiry date.

Certain products with more acidic food contents may show some BPA migration, but this has always been analyzed as below the stringent limit of 0.6 ppm.

Ayam Brand™ is switching ALL its canned products to BPA-FREE cans.

Ayam Brand™ took the decision at the beginning of 2012 to switch all its products to cans with linings containing neither BPA or any similar family of components such as BPF, BPS etc. Ayam Brand™ is therefore setting even higher standards in this regard than consumers' expectation.

At the time the decision was taken, however, alternative BPA-FREE linings were not readily available. Ayam Brand™ took it upon itself to extensively test alternative linings with Real Time Aging analysis to ensure they were totally safe. It took several years for the can industry to formulate the new linings and for Ayam Brand™ to test them.

Ayam Brand™ is progressively switching to cans with BPA-FREE linings, as soon as tests and analyses prove the new linings are safe for each category of products.

Coconut products are now in packaging containing BPA-FREE linings. The tuna range is in the process of completing the switch.

Sardines, mackerel and baked beans will be switch in 2017.

All other products in different packaging (like glass jars or Tetra Pak) are BPA-FREE.

Do I Need To Cook Canned Food?

Canned products are cooked in the can as part of the canning process. This means that they are always fully cooked in the sealed can and may be eaten straight from the can without the need for additional cooking. However, you can warm them up or use them as ingredient in your favourite cooking recipe.

How To Store Canned Foods?

Unopened canned products should be stored in a cool, dry place where they can last for rup to three years in your pantry unless the "best before" date says sooner.

Use a clean and rust-free can opener, or look for pull-tab cans, and wipe the top of a can before opening.

Do not store foods in opened cans in the refrigerator, instead, transfer unused contents to a safe storage container and place immediately in the refrigerator for up to four days.

Why There Are No Preservatives In Canned Food?

A can is the best way to preserve the textire, presentation and taste of processed food for long, without adding preservatives.

Caning process uses sterillization, invented by a French cook in 1810 to preserve food in such a stable manner that it could be stored and shipped overseas all year long.

Cans are vacuumede then sealed in air tight conditions and go through a high temperature and controlled heating process. The heating process kilss bacteria and preserves the food.

The product can be safely consumed without the help of preservatives.

More info: http://www.mfca.org.my.

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