Putting Up: Update on Ball’s BPA-Free Lids

Putting Up: Update on Ball's BPA-Free Lids89

One of the ways of identifying Ball’s BPA-free lids from older versions is by the “Made in USA” printed on the lid. As a reader recently asked, what about their more decorative lids? Ball’s Elite and quilted jelly jars come with lids printed with a design, and Jarden Home Brands, the parent company, suggests looking for the “dot pattern interspersed between the decorative scrollwork atop the lids” to identify them as BPA-free.

Putting Up: Update on Ball's BPA-Free Lids

In a comparison between the BPA-free lids and an older one (above), there’s also a distinct difference in the color of coating on the underside of the lid — the BPA-free lid is a tan shade, while the older one is white.

Previous posts on BPA in canning lids:
Mastering Food Preservation: On BPA in Canning Lids
Mastering Food Preservation: Ball’s BPA-Free Canning Lids
Mastering Food Preservation: More on Identifying Ball’s BPA-Free Lids

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10 Responses to Putting Up: Update on Ball’s BPA-Free Lids

  1. Now I’m inclined to go and look at all of my lids. This is a truly informative post. Thank you so much!

  2. locaphile says:

    Reblogged this on Livin' La Vida LOCAphile and commented:
    More much appreciated insight from Diary of a Tomato on BPA-free canning lids.

  3. Thank you. We have gone back to using the old glass top canning jars to avoid the BPA lids. This is a great help

  4. mac says:

    Thank you for the informative post, now I have to go check my lids.

  5. Annie says:

    Very useful information! I’ll make sure I find the right lids for my Christmas preserves.

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