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KEY INGREDIENTS

Pasta shapes

We use dried pasta shapes made with enriched flour and egg. The pasta dough is pressed into intricate shapes to add fun to meal time. The flour used in the pasta shapes is milled from wheat grown in the U.S. and Canada.

Chicken meat

We use a mix of chicken ingredients to create a delicious flavor.

INGREDIENTS FOR FLAVOR


We select ingredients to add flavor to our kids’ soups. Many of these are commonly used, but others you may not be familiar with.  We’ve explained some of these here.

Garlic & onion extract

We use the liquid extracts of garlic and onion to add flavor to the broth.

Sodium phosphate

A type of salt that allows mixtures of ingredients to blend easily or “emulsify”. It is also used to maintain the flavor and texture of the pieces of chicken.

Yeast extract

A natural flavor derived from yeast which adds a savory taste.

INGREDIENTS FOR TEXTURE & COLOR


We carefully select ingredients that help blend the soup smoothly and ensure that it looks, as well as tastes, appealing.

Soy protein isolate

A protein made from soybeans which is used to help keep the chicken tender during cooking.

Yeast extract

A natural flavor derived from yeast which adds a savory taste.

INGREDIENTS WE ARE PHASING OUT


Parents have told us they would prefer to avoid feeding their kids certain ingredients, like MSG and artificial colors or flavors. As of late 2017, we had removed MSG and no artificial colors from our kids soups. We now use carrot puree to naturally color the kids’ line of soups.

Maltodextrin

A type of carbohydrate made from corn or potatoes used to create an even and consistent flavor in our food.

GENETICALLY MODIFIED INGREDIENTS


In America, approximately 90% of all canolacornsoybean and sugar beet crops are grown from genetically modified seeds. Farmers have been using these seeds for more than 20 years as they are safe, reduce costs and improve yields.

The ingredients in condensed kids’ soups that may be derived from these crops are:

Canola

- vegetable oils which may be from canola, corn or soy

Corn

- corn starch, lactic acid, maltodextrin, modified food starch, vinegar

Soybean

- soy protein isolate, soy sauce, soybean oil, soy lecithin

Sugar beet

- citric acid, sugar

Non-GMO Ingredients

All other ingredients are not genetically modified.

WHO MAKES & GROWS THE SOUP

We buy many of our ingredients from farmers in America and Canada.

More than 75% of the produce we buy as a company is from the U.S. – that’s around 2.5 billion pounds a year.

We make our condensed soups in Ohio, Texas, and North Carolina.

We employ around 4,000 people across these locations.

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PACKAGING

Steel cans are among the safest, most convenient, affordable and environmentally sustainable forms of packaging. The steel cans we use are recyclable and contain up to 35% recycled steel.

Our cans are coated on the inside with a thin layer of plastic to separate the food from the metal. This keeps the food safe and preserves its nutritional value. The lining we use is made of acrylic or polyester materials and does not contain BPA.

 

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 the 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.