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Research shows corrugated boxes enter the food chain clean

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A new study has confirmed what proponents of single-use corrugated containers have said for years — the corrugating process uses temperatures high enough to kill germs, ensuring that the boxes don’t introduce pathogens into the food supply chain. Maryann Sanders, senior regulatory specialist and microbiologist at Haley & Aldrich Inc., directed the NSF International study,… Continue Reading

Study: Reusable Plastic Containers are Difficult to Clean

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New research continues to demonstrate that typical cleaning doesn’t actually sanitize the reusable plastic containers (RPCs) used to transport fruits, vegetables, poultry and other foods. In a study publicized earlier this year, Steven Ricke, director of the University of Arkansas Center for Food Safety, and his team grew Salmonella, Listeria monocytogenes, and E. coli O157:H7 on RPC surfaces and… Continue Reading