We select ingredients to add unique flavors to V8 +Hydrate. Many of these are commonly used, but others you may not be familiar with. We’ve explained some of these here.
The delicious natural flavors used in V8 +Hydrate are derived from fruits and vegetables.
We add citric acid to control the acidity of our products to ensure product safety. Our citric acid is derived from Non-GMO sources.
Ascorbic acid (Vitamin C)
Ascorbic acid is another name for vitamin C. It occurs naturally in many foods and we add it to replace the naturally-occurring vitamin C that may be lost during preparing and cooking the juice. It is considered an antioxidant.
We use Stevia leaf extract in V8 +Hydrate, which adds sweetness without increasing sugar or calories.
We choose packaging for our V8 juices which is both appealing and environmentally-friendly.
The cans used in V8 +Hydrate products do not contain BPA lining.
OUR PACKAGING AND BPA
We understand that some people would prefer to avoid bisphenol A (BPA), although FDA has determined that it’s safe to use in food packaging. Historically, BPA has been used in food packaging to line metal cans and to preserve the food’s taste and its nutritional value.
PET bottles, pouches and cartons such as those used for V8® beverages, Swanson® broths and Campbell’s sauces are (and have always been) non-BPA packaging.
Campbell has transitioned to non-BPA lining in all of our aluminum and steel cans in the United States and Canada.
The containers of a few other products have metal components that have limited food contact points but are key to ensuring that the lids remain tight. BPA is used as a coating on that metal but in small amounts and we continue to work on packaging alternatives.