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The Use of PETE Bottles for Storing Grains

Lately I have seen many comments on the internet about storing wheat and other grains in old soda bottles.  Research from Brigham Young University verifies that this a viable method of safely storing food.  The following test results show that PETE bottles (recycling number 1) when used with an oxygen absorber will retain low oxygen percentage for at least 12 months.  This will kill any bugs that are in the grains.  The following is the report from BYU.

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Feasibility of re-using PETE soda bottles to exclude oxygen during storage of low moisture foods

 S. Broderick, M. Lloyd, L. Ogden, and O.

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Food Grade Plastic Containers

Lately I have heard a lot of discussion about food grade plastic buckets.  There seems to be a feeling among many people that any bucket marked with the recycling number 1, PETE or PET are food grade.  This is erroneous.  The determining factors include the various chemicals used to release the buckets from the molds and the type of coloring.

Another thing that I have often heard is that it doesn’t matter if they are food grade if you use mylar bags.  The problem with this is that you never know what you may have to use those buckets for in the future. …

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