Re: Ref. #4245-35mm Film Canisters
Mark Dryer (clf18@PINN.NET)
Wed, 21 Aug 1996 11:55:42 -0400
After reading a myriad of opinions, pro and con, on using plastic 35mm film cani
for storage of food, spices, and condiments for camping I decided to go to "the
mouth" and contacted Eastman Kodak. Please see their reply, below:
Tim Reynolds wrote:
> Thank you for contacting Kodak.
> Plastic film canisters are made specifically as a container for
> Kodak photographic film. We cannot recommend the use of these
> canisters as containers for other products. Because plastic is an ever
> changing medium, we cannot predict that toxic substances may be present
> at some time in the future of a particular canister.
> We hope this information is of use to you. If you have any further
> questions, please contact our phone number listed below.
> Tim Reynolds
> Kodak Information Center
> (800) 242-2424
FWIW, I have been using left-over urinalysis jars for backpacking spices, condim
etc. The jars are sterile until I open them and they are designed not to react
chemically with their contents. Further, they are clear so you can see whether
picked up the salt or the bouilon powder. After a camping trip they go right in
dishwasher with no problems. They have a wide enough mouth to allow using a tea
remove contents. And finally, the tops screw on tightly, as compared to the
friction-fit tops on film canisters.
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