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Can plastic garbage bags be safely used for food storage?

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The rule of thumb is "if it was not made for food storage, then do not use it for food." Plastics for use in food storage will be labeled as such and are the only plastics that should be used with food.

Angela M. Fraser, Ph.D., Associate Professor/Food Safety Specialist, NC State University, Raleigh, NC (August 2004) PREPARED BY: Angela M. Fraser, Ph.D., Associate Professor/Food Safety Specialist, and Carolyn J. Lackey, Ph.D., R.D., L.D.N., Professor/Food and Nutrition Specialist, North Carolina State University (August 2004)

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