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What is food grade plastic buckets?
Last Updated: 21st June, 2020
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Herein, what is a food grade plastic?
Food grade means the material (like plastics) can come in direct contact with the food we consume as part of the harvesting, processing, or packaging of the food. There are several things that go into qualifying a plastics as a food grade material.
Likewise, how can you tell if a plastic bucket is food grade? To identify food grade buckets, flip a bucket over and look for the recycling number on the bottom. If it's labeled "1," "2," "4," or "5," the bucket is safe to store food in. You can also check the bottom of the bucket to see if there's a cup and fork symbol, which means the bucket is safe for storing food.
Considering this, what is the difference between a food grade buckets and regular buckets?
The difference between food grade and non-food grade is the types of dyes used for coloring and the type of chemicals used to release the buckets from the molds. Most food grade buckets are white. The same type of plastic is used in the manufacture of both.
Are Home Depot buckets food grade?
Probably the most commonly misused bucket is the Home Depot "Homer" bucket in its signature bright orange color. These are not rated safe for handling food.