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Are K- Cups BPA Free? Chicago's FastBreak Beverages


Are K- Cups BPA Free? Chicago's FastBreak Beverages comments below.

FastBreak Beverages is proud to supply BPA free K-Cups and Keurig Machines.


We found out by researching that Ironically, that K-Cups


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do NOT contain BPA (which is true and has been confirmed by Keurig/Green Mountain) This  should be true for all brand of K-Cups.



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First a quick review:  

1) The K-Cup package is made up of three main elements -- the cup itself, a layer of filter paper and an aluminum foil top.

2) The cups themselves aren’t recyclable, yet, but they’re working on it.

3) Technically speaking, the plastic in the cups is #7 – meaning it’s a mix of plastics (as opposed to just one kind of plastic). This is what makes it a problem for recycling. It’s also what makes it bullet proof in terms of protecting and preserving the coffee inside.

4) The K-Cups are nitrogen-flushed, sealed for freshness, and impermeable to oxygen, moisture and light.


Here are some of the questions that come to the Call Center and to the Coffee Department:

Question: “I was wondering if the K-Cups or the water heating chamber are made of a plastic which can leach BPA (Bisphenol A)? I don’t see a recycle number on them and was curious about this.”

Answer: “We do use a variety of plastics in our Brewers and some contain BPA. However, as you may be aware, the FDA recently reviewed its safety standards associated with BPA and has, again, affirmatively stated that products containing BPA currently on the market are safe. For more information on this recent FDA pronouncement, you may want to check out the following link: http://www.fda.gov/oc/opacom/hottopics/bpa.html

(BPA is the acronym for Bispenol A – a common ingredient in many plastics used to handle food and water. It gets in the news every now and then because of fears it might be unsafe, contrary to the FDA’s findings.)

From what I've read, the water reservoir in Keurig machines (including the B70) is BPA-free also, but the machines are made with other plastic parts that may contain BPA. The Breville is reportedly not made with polycarbonates, but I don't know if that means for sure it's BPA-free.

The K-Cups should be fine. I don't know about the machines, but the water tanks are not heated, which should help...

We hope this clears up some confusion regarding K-Cups and some Keurig Machines.   

 Even though manufacture's change their manufacturing methods at times, during the time of writing this blog all above holds true.

 

 

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