Rubbermaid Commercial Products (RCP) is making good on its commitment to phase out the use of Bisphenol A (BPA) from product lines that come into contact with food.
BPA was labeled as a toxic substance by Canada in 2010, and is banned for use in baby bottles in the USA and European Union.
Rubbermaid has created a complete foodservice product line free of BPA; an industry first, according to the company.
“As legislation relating to products containing BPA becomes more strict and commonplace throughout Europe, RCP has invested considerable time and research into providing cost-effective, sustainable foodservice product solutions made of durable, BPA-free plastic material,” said Stephan Kopietzki, director of marketing EMEA, Rubbermaid Commercial Products.
“The result is a product line that is completely BPA-free, whilst also upholding RCP’s signature high durability and quality standards,” said Kopietzki.
During the product testing, the line of BPA-Free products withstood washing in commercial dishwashers without cracking, were resistant to heat and harsh detergents, and demonstrated less breaking, chipping and cracking from dropping or extended use.
“These new products meet industry standards and commercial kitchens’ needs for preparing, serving, storing and transporting food safely,” he added.