Not "plastic" John... Mylar.
You CAN use just about anything to store your food storage in and it's
perfectly safe if you use mylar. The mylar, won't let anything go into
it from the container, so you're good to go.
when I first started into food storage I was a "nut" and bought a bunch
of HDPE 2 food grade white buckets to store my food in. EXPENSIVE and
unneeded. the buckets I just bought last week from Home depot are
orange, non-food grade and are also HDPE 2 buckets and WAY cheaper!
Since I store in mylar, I have my food storage in white buckets, orange
buckets boxes and tote bins. I like the tote bins best because they are
square and fit on my shelves better, are easy open and pretty sturdy.
Someone told me I was stupid because mice will chew tote bins... Well
guess what? I've had mice chew totes, buckets, glass canning jars, paper
boxes, bed sheets, drywall, cinderblock and even attempt metal ammo cans!!
Smack that individual around a lot because it has nothing at all to do
with food safe. Zip. lol. It's only for recycling purposes.
I don't use any plastic in the microwave (uWave? similar?) glass or
ceramic only. Plastic stinks in every nuker I've ever owned, so I
stopped using it several years ago.
Emily - emily.yelton@...
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On 5/30/2012 4:09 AM, John Gilmer wrote:
> Sorry, sport, but that's just a long winded way of saying that the
> buckets AREN'T safe.
> By your logic, a well used garbage can is "safe" if one puts in a
> plastic liner.
> The "health nuts" (I have one in the family) look for a particular
> number molded into plastic containers used for food storage. They
> are primarily for re-cycling guidance but the health nuts say that
> certain numbers should never be used for food. Moreover, they are
> down on heating food in the uWave in plastic containers with any
> number. I suspect they wouldn't be happy with the uWave "heat and
> serve" plastic packaging for nuke use.