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These are Aldi organic brand. I'm not sure I even would have noticed except we have to rinse out our recyclables now. Tomatoes are already in the soup and I really don't want to waste all that food over a case of paranoia.

  • Can you post a picture? Is it possible that only the plastic/rubber seal is pink-ish ? – Max Jan 18 at 19:27
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    @bob1 Is that plastic coating mandated? I'd think the Organic crowd would avoid it like the plague, in favor of zinc poisoning. Definitely looks like carotenoids are sticking where they should not be. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lycopene – Wayfaring Stranger Jan 19 at 0:03
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    @WayfaringStranger in some jurisdictions it is mandatory. In others, it is just a guideline. And in some it is not regulated at all. I haven't heard it being forbidden anywhere, but that wouldn't surprise me, either. – Mołot Jan 19 at 9:50
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    I opened a different can, different manufacturer but also organic. No discoloration and the smell was distinctly different. That did it for me. Dumped the soup. Thanx for input. – Suz Jan 19 at 12:57
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    @Wayfaring Stranger: Molot's answer looks good. Tomatoes are a special case, even the sweet types like Roma still contain a large amount of acid, so plastics are commonly used to line these cans as acids will leach/corrode most metals pretty easily. Until recently the liners were made out of BPA containing plastics, but this has been banned by the FDA in the US, and elsewhere, but I don't know what is used now. – bob1 Jan 20 at 2:50

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