Plastic Pallet vs Wood Pallet on Food Safety

Posted: 08 September 2014

Categories: Plastic Pallet, Pallet Info


ABC News Medical Unit reported about the Wood vs Plastic Pallet Wars back in 2010. The article by Lauren Cox comes after E. coli, Listeria and Salmonella were found growing on wooden pallets in a multi-city survey. The survey conducted by intelligent Global Pooling Systems (iGPS) showed that "43 percent of the pallets came back positive with E.coli, Salmonella and Listeria".
 
This comes amidst widespread concerns about the safety of wood pallets, after McNeil Healthcare LLC was forced to recall more than 60 million bottles of Tylenol pills and other products due to contamination by their wooden storage pallets. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration found "trace amounts of a chemical called 2,4,6-tribromoanisole" in the pills and "linked the sickness to wooden pallets".
 
Wooden pallets are "more porous" and tend to "absorb bacteria", making it, at worst, a hazardous mode of storage unless heavy maintenance costs are incurred on the part of the company.

To avoid above bacterias contamination and migration to your expensive products,  Simax strongly recommend to use plastic pallets,  that are “easy to clean” and “less likely to trap and growth of bacterias”. 


Reference to this article:  http://abcnews.go.com/Health/WellnessNews/food-safety-plastic-wood-pallet-wars/story?id=9790623

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