Now there are quite a lot of plastic containers on the market which are BPA free. Are these containers safer to store food?

We recommend avoiding plastic containers that contain BPA. We prefer glass or other BPA free containers. As background, we aren't aware of research to determine if the new BPA free plastic containers are harmful or safe. In general, heating any plastic container is not recommended due to the leaching of a variety of harmful chemicals into the food during heating. However, whether these chemicals actual leach into food during storage is not as clear.

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