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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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