Anova Pallet
Anova Pallet

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Plastic Pallets

 

 

 

 

 

 

The FDA Pallet

  • 48" x 40"
  • Weighs 11.65 - 14.5 lbs.
  • Nestable, 70 pallets in just one stack.
  • Holds up to 2500 lbs. on the floor
  • Holds up to 2000 lbs. in transit

Plastic pallets advantages

  1. Insects cannot penetrate plastic.
  2. Plastic pallets can be easily sanitized by simply washing them before reuse.

Why NOT to use a wood pallet

  1. Because wood is so porous, it readily absorbs fluids and bacteria. This creates serious food sanitation risks - especially where Listeria, E. coli and salmonella are a concern.
  2. FDA has explicitly said wooden pallets cannot be used in conjunction with certain food processing procedures.
  3. Composite wood block pallets contain formaldehyde - a known carcinogen - that may come into contact with food when it is stored and shipped on wooden pallets.
  4. Wood pallets are covered with wood dust - a known carcinogen.
  5. Wooden pallets are susceptible to insect infestation; they require heat treatment or fumigation with Methyl Bromide - a highly toxic chemical - before shipping cross-border.
Pallet Type Export  Pallet FDA Pallet Performance Pallet BioMass Pallet
Weight 11.65 lbs. 11.65 lbs. 11.65 lbs. 12 lbs.
Static Load Max. 2500 lbs. 2500 lbs. 2500 lbs. 2500 lbs.
Dynamic Load Max. up to 2000lbs. up to 2000lbs. up to 2000lbs. 2000 lbs.
Dimensions 48" x 40" x 4.75" 48" x 40" x 4.75" 48" x 40" x 4.75" 48" x 40" x 4.75"
ISPM-15 Exempt Yes Yes Yes Yes
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