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Food Contact Approved

FOOD CONTACT APPROVED

French Poplar Hygienic Properties

Distinct Wood Packaging manufactures products out of French poplar wood. It looks like many concerns has been raised about a potential hygienic trouble using wood in contact with food. Several studies has been done in order to specifically know if it is better to use a plastic cutting board or a wooden one. The porosity of wood which was the main subject of concerns, appears to be its best advantage. Indeed, wood structure has cavities that are able to trap bacteria and make their growth extremely limited. Moreover, wood porosity is powerful to control moisture level as it absorbs and releases humidity.

Institute of Food Technologists (Chicago, IL) published an article supporting the evidence of wood natural hygienic properties, and particularly poplar wood, called “Microbial Safety of Wood in Contact with Food: A Review“.

FDA Compliance


Additional statement regarding products in contact with food:

Distinct Wood Packaging certifies that our products do not contain any compound classified as harmful to public health: no pathogens, no danger.

DO NOT CONTAIN:

  • 4-METHYLBENZOPHENONE
  • ISOPROPYLTHIOXANTHONE (ITX)
  • SEMICARBAZIDE
  • NITROFURAZONE
  • BISPHENOL A = 2,2-BIS (4-HYDROXYPHENYL) PROPANE
  • ETHER BIS (2,3-EPOXYPROPYL) – BISPHENOL A
  • BIS PHTHALIC ANHYDRIDE – BISPHENOL A
  • BISPHENOL S = 4,4’-DIHYDROXYDIPHENYLSULFONE
  • Nanometric Raw Material (Nanomaterials, nanoparticles)
  • OPTICAL BRIGHTENERS
  • PHTHALATES
  • PVC (Polymerizing Vinyl Chloride) & VOC (Volatile Organic Compounds)

Distinct Wood Packaging pledges to implement the most effective methods and resources in order to control and respect this statement.

REACH Restrictions Compliance


Distinct Wood Packaging certifies that our products do not contain more than 0.1% (Mass/Mass) of substances of concern: 0.1% is the limit corresponding to the total weight of the item.