Producing bulk quantities of product requires large containers that can handle potential long-term storage. The use of 5-gallon buckets made of plastic or steel is a practical solution for packaging large quantities of food and other products. Using airtight lids with buckets helps prevent airflow from altering product composition.
Benefits of Packaging Products in 5-gallon Buckets
When properly sealed, 5-gallon buckets can keep contents from deteriorating and loosing freshness or potency. Use food grade 5-gallon buckets with lids to protect dried foods from pests and vermin during storage. Motor oils, lubricants, and combustible or flammable chemicals are better protected when packaged in 5-gallon steel buckets with air-tight lids. Steel buckets won't change the chemical makeup of contents as they don't leach chemicals, and they keep light-sensitive items protected from harmful UV rays.
Packaging in Food Grade 5-gallon Buckets
Use food grade 5-gallon buckets to package items such as flour, grains, sugar, and other items that store well for long periods. To further protect contents, keep buckets containing food in cool, dry places with few or no natural light sources. Using 5-gallon buckets to package freeze-dried foods that are safe for long-term storage is popular with food services that provide goods for hospitals and military purposes. Not all plastic buckets are food grade, and using the wrong type of plastic for food packaging can result in chemical leaching.
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