What are the barrels made of – how do I know they’re safe? All barrels that come through BlueBarrel’s participating barrel suppliers are made of UN-rated HDPE food-grade plastic, and yes, they are BPA free. These are the internationally-approved vessels for safe and secure shipping of food-grade liquids worldwide.
Moreover, are all HDPE buckets food grade?
As a general rule, the numbers that are safe for use with food are 1, 2, 4, and 5. … HDPE is one of the most stable and inert forms of plastic, and all plastic buckets sold specifically for food storage will be made from this material.
In this regard, are white plastic barrels food grade?
Food Grade Plastic 55 Gallon Tight Head (closed top) Barrel (White) Contained very safe beverage. One of the safest used barrels you can buy for animal shelters and water. They smell good too!
How big are blue barrels?
The easiest way to check is to look for the Resin Identification Code—i.e., recycling number—which identifies the type of plastic material. The code consists of a triangle of arrows surrounding a number between 1 and 7. Generally, numbers 1 through 7 indicate food grade plastic.
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.
These containers are used to store hazardous and non-hazardous liquid and sometimes powder products.
The designation of Food Grade on a drum means the packaging has been determined as safe for long-term storage of foodstuffs. The plastic has been tested and determined to have no harmful dyes, no recycled plastic containing leachable chemicals or any of substances that could be harmful to humans.
Food and non-food grade buckets are different. Non-food-grade plastic buckets’ are made using chemicals, solvents, and dyes that are not safe for direct food contact. Recycled plastics contain toxic chemical residue like pesticides that may be present in non-food grade buckets.