Going Organic
Acme is expanding our organic product line to include frozen fruits and vegetables, jams, coconut milk, canned fruits, teas and olive oils.

Organic farming systems rely on ecologically based practices such as biological pest management, exclusion of all synthetic chemicals, antibiotics, and hormones in crop production.

The Acme team is constantly researching new ways to bring the benefits of technology to your table. Currently we are exploring innovative uses for Tetra-Pak packaging.

Canned Goodness
Canning is one of the safest ways to preserve foods. The vitamin levels in canned food remain stable during the shelf life. Nutrients are retained in canned foods because the can is completely air-tight and vacuum-sealed.

Canned poultry and fish, both high-protein foods, are comparable to their fresh- cooked counterparts in nutritional value. Protein is not lost during canning and some varieties of canned fish tend to have higher calcium levels.

Many canned fruits and vegetables are high in Vitamin A and also have comparable levels of vitamins to their fresh or frozen counterparts.

Most Vitamin C is retained after being canned and remains stable during the shelf life of the product. Canned asparagus, grapefruits and pineapple are good sources of Vitamin C.
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What is the shelf life of Acme products?
As a general guideline, unopened canned fruit, vegetable and seafood products have a shelf-life of about 2 to 3 years from the date of production. Contact Consumer Support for shelf life information concerning a particular product.

What is the shelf life after the product has been opened?
Canned foods should retain their original quality for at least 2 to 3 days when refrigerated. Refrigerate in a glass or plastic container to retain product quality after opening, and never store in product's original container.

Is canned food as nutritious as fresh and frozen food?
A three-part study conducted by the University of Massachusetts found that recipes using canned ingredients are similar in nutritional and taste value to those made with fresh or frozen items.

Does damage to the outside of the can indicate damage to the food?
Dents along the side panel of the can (away from the seam) will typically not affect the contents of the can. Never purchase or consume a product when there are dents on the side seam or the end seams or if the can is leaking or the ends are bulged. Should you have any doubts about the safety of any food, you should not consume it and the product should be returned unopened to the place of purchase.

Bisphenol A (BPA) & Acme Food Sales, Inc.
Acme Food Sales is currently in the process of transitioning all of our Festival, Pacific Crest, and Danish Orchard items to BPA NI packaging, with the goal of being 100% BPA NI by the end of 2016.

What is BPA and where is it found?
Bisphenol A, more commonly known as BPA, is a chemical widely used to make polycarbonate plastics and epoxy resins. Polycarbonate plastics have many applications including use in some food and drink packaging such as water and baby bottles, compact discs, impact-resistant safety equipment, and medical devices including those used in hospital settings. Epoxy resins are used to coat metal products such as food cans, bottle tops, and water supply pipes. BPA can also be found in certain thermal paper products, including some cash register and ATM receipts. Some dental sealants and composites may also contribute to BPA exposure. (NI-HHS) BPA has been found to potentially have effects on the brain, behavior, and prostate gland in fetuses, infants, and children, and it is recommended for pregnant women and parents with young children to limit their exposures to BPA to avoid any negative side effects.

For more information, please find the list of resources below, ranging from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to the U.S. Environmental protection Agency.

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
U.S. Food and Drug Administration
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
Consumer Product Safety Commission
National Institute of Environmental Health Services
National Toxicology Program

Works Cited
NI-HHS (National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences), N. I. (n.d.).

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