Study: Reusable Plastic Containers are Difficult to Clean

Discussion in 'Food Safety' started by daveomak, Oct 23, 2015.

  1. daveomak

    daveomak Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    This study was done on larger plastic tote type containers but I suspect it is applicable to home use plastic containers, considering the porosity and scratches they receive.... I know my plastic cutting boards have many knife scratches... they get sprayed with a bleach solution and allowed to sit, for a time, to kill what ever it will.... seems that may not be adequate...

    Just something to think about....
  2. siege

    siege Smoke Blower

    That's an interesting study. I run some of my cutting boards through the dishwasher, but the larger ones don't fit. I use a cap full of bleach and a capfull of Antibacterial Dawn in a spray bottle of water on them, then wash with hot soapy water and air dry.
    Most plastic cutting boards are made from HDPE. I wonder if the reusable totes are the same material ? They would be much more difficult to clean than a board, having all the corners, nooks, and crannies for germs to hide in.
    Last edited: Oct 23, 2015

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