Are bus tubs/boxes usually food safe?

Discussion in 'Food Safety' started by worktogthr, Dec 16, 2015.

  1. worktogthr

    worktogthr Master of the Pit SMF Premier Member

    Restaurant depot has a sale this month on bus boxes in their flyer and I was wondering if anyone knows if they would be considered food safe? Could they be used for brining, marinating, food prep and storage? Have a huge piece of corned beef that I want to desalinate before I turn it into pastrami so I thought the size, width, and lack of height of a bus tub would make it easier to do so in my fridge. Could also come in handy for curing bacon, pre rubbing meat, etc. Thanks all!
     
  2. crankybuzzard

    crankybuzzard Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    It'll depend on the manufacturer. I'd call and ask if they are NSF rated.
     
  3. crankybuzzard

    crankybuzzard Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

  4. hoity toit

    hoity toit Master of the Pit SMF Premier Member

  5. worktogthr

    worktogthr Master of the Pit SMF Premier Member

    This was really helpful! Thanks! I ended up taking a ride and they have the NSF logo on them. The covers tell the type of plastic which is food safe so I think I am good to go. It's the Qualite brand but the specs seem similar to the link you shared.

    They were on sale for only 2.99. Lids for 4.50. Got 2 of them with lids. A lot cheaper than the other Cambro brand buckets and containers they sell. Those things are a fortune.
     
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  6. crankybuzzard

    crankybuzzard Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Glad it worked out!

    When I hand mix sausage, it's in bus lugs like those. Hoity Toit is right, the lids will come in very handy!
     
  7. worktogthr

    worktogthr Master of the Pit SMF Premier Member

    You think they would be ok to cure bacon? Or anything else for that matter?
     
  8. crankybuzzard

    crankybuzzard Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    No problem at all. That's where the lids will be handy.
     
  9. dirtsailor2003

    dirtsailor2003 Smoking Guru OTBS Member

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  10. worktogthr

    worktogthr Master of the Pit SMF Premier Member

    It's strange. The lid has the stamp. Says "5". The tub itself has no number but says NSF on it
     
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  11. dirtsailor2003

    dirtsailor2003 Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    The lid for this cambro bucket is stamped "5" also and stamped NSF.

    Strange that there wouldn't be a recycle stamp .
     

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