If I heat food in an open can, will that cause the plastic lining to leach chemicals into the food?

By Susan Brewer, Ph.D., University of Illinois,
Department of Food Science and Human Nutrition

If the canned food has been heat-processed so that it is shelf stable, it has already been heated to 240°F, so heating food in it should be no problem. The plastics have been tested for safety.
Susan Brewer,Ph.D. Department of Food Science and Human Nutrition, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, IL


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