Re: Film Canisters
Jim Peterson (jpeterson@TZNET.COM)
Sat, 10 Aug 1996 11:40:20 -0600
At 11:43 AM 8/10/96 EDT, Scouter Dave wrote:
>If film canisters *are* unfit for foodstuffs, how can these companies that
>sell the little lids advertise them for use as salt and pepper shakers???
>Isn't there some regulatory agency that would put a stop to this??
I don't think the issue is of the safety of the plastic itself, but
rather the *potential* that chemicals used in the film's emulsion may
contaminate the container. If you have a source for unused canisters they
would most likely be O.K. for use, providing you can be sure that they are
unused. As far as the statement that was quoted here earlier, from Kodak's
CEO, that used film containers were unsafe for use as food containers, (IMO)
I see that as positioning on the company's part to be used in the event of
litigation ("We told you not to use the containers for food"). Personally, I
have used film containers for liquids and dry ingredients for years. I never
really thought about the potential for danger, and I probably won't use them
in the future.
As always, these are my opinions only. Use at your own risk.
Yours in Scouting,
Jim Peterson /\
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