Are your ready for our next lesson in long term food storage? The topic today is buckets, lids and gamma seals. Say what says you? Nope, we are not mopping the floors or playing in the sand. Instead, we are going to package up our non-perishable dry foods, add some oxygen absorbers, and seal it all up in a 5 or 6 gallon bucket, which, just so you know, is also referred to as a pail.
Food Grade Plastic Buckets Please
You will hear the term “food grade” mentioned when the subject of long term food storage buckets is discussed. So what do they mean, food grade?
Here is the scoop from the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA):
The FDA requires that plastics used in food packaging be of greater purity than plastics used for non-food packaging. This is commonly referred to as food grade plastic. Food grade plastic does not contain dyes or recycled plastic deemed harmful to humans.. . . read more . . .