Campbell Soup says it will stop using the chemical known as BPA, to line its cans by the middle of next year.
Bisphenol A, otherwise known as BPA, has been used in metal food packaging for over 40 years and is said to be one of the safest packaging options in the world, according to the FDA, but Campbell says they want to reassure customers who are concerned about the substance harming their health and increasing their risk for cancer.
The company began using cans with linings made from acrylic or polyester materials this month and will continue to do so through 2017.
The company is also testing alternatives to BPA coatings used on other packaging, such as the ones used for V8 beverages and glass jars.
Campbell first announced its intention to move away from BPA linings in 2012.