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This question usually pops up in my head every time I step into Home Depot and see all the orange buckets around.

What makes a bucket food grade?

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It's the type of plastic, and how it's manufactured (it has to do with the chemical properties of the plastic). A food grade container will not allow most foods to leach toxic chemicals from it under normal operating conditions.

Using Plastic Buckets in Food Storage

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Thank you for the great response! –  mummey Jan 24 '12 at 22:14

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