A Note on Bins

As a grower, packer, processor or business owner in the agricultural industry, you might have recognized that no two kinds of produce bins display the same attributes. The industry imposes a range of regulations and challenges, which bring to light an assortment of issues. It is necessary to consider and address all questions, and look closely at how the response will impact applications.

It pays for an organization to ask some of the questions detailed below as to the best practice for moving agricultural harvests to storage, as well as shipping over long distances. Agricultural business owners need also to understand techniques for easily and inexpensively transferring produce from their facilities to the market while protecting goods and maintaining quality and freshness.
Here are some questions specialists from Sustainable Transport Packaging suggest business owners ask when employing plastic produce boxes. Please note that we also included a number of reasons why plastic produce containers are better suited for a range of performance and cost benefits.

Is this plastic storage bin FDA compliant?

As a plastic produce bin will handle food products or components used in food production, they will need to be compliant with regulations put in place by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA).
The Food and Drug Administration requires that plastic produce bins prevent all chemicals from coming in contact with any and all hauled produce and vice versa. This policy applies even if the plastic bin is intended to be a long-term method for storage of agricultural products. Plastic produce bins are manufactured completely for food and consumable materials, and conform with all FDA storage and food handling requirements.

Is the produce bin designed to last a long time?

Corrugated cardboard boxes and flexible containers are not manufactured from the most durable of materials. Each can easily puncture, rip or suffer severe damage from water absorption.

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