One of the biggest priorities when purchasing wholesale spice grinders should always be consumer safety. ISO certification goes far beyond the quality of products. Standards are also defined by factors such as food safety. Cheap grinders often come with serious concerns, especially where plastic bottles, grinders and closures are concerned. Without certification, there is no guarantee that rigid safety testing has been done. This is a major concern for several reasons, ranging from harmful materials to mould and other issues. When purchasing wholesale spice grinders in large volumes, the impact becomes even more serious.
The Link Between Spice Grinders and Food Safety
ISO certification involves rigid testing and standards that are put in place in order for companies to assure end-users complete peace of mind. Cheap packaging that is not able to provide any type of certification will seldom meet international guidelines. This becomes a major health concern when it comes to products used to package food and other consumables. Spice grinders that are sold at discounted rates can pose serious health risks – especially when made from materials containing BPA and other harmful compounds.
BPA (Bisphenol-A) is an industrial chemical that has been used in plastics and resins since the 1950s. It is commonly found in polycarbonate plastics used in containers that store food and beverage. This includes water bottles and spice bottles made of cheap plastic. BPA can seep into food through poor quality plastic, leading to a variety of health concerns. These bottles are also typically single use plastics. BPA-free plastic has become the safest option for packaging, offering health benefits and improving sustainability as it is easily recyclable.
The safest, most sustainable option for spice bottles is PET (Polyethylene Terephthalate) plastic. This plastic is regarded as safe plastic – especially for food packaging. It is hygienic, bacteria-resistant, and free of harmful chemicals. It is also known for its strength, thermo-stability and transparency. No BPA is used in the production of PET spice bottles, adding even more assurance of safety.
Besides the choice of spice bottles used, another factor to consider is additional safety measures. Tamper-proof and induction liners ensure that seasoning is preserved throughout the supply chain. These linings also eliminate the risk of exposure to air or moisture, both of which can result in mould or other problems.
Choosing a supplier that is committed to consumer safety at all times is an investment in your business. Although it may seem simpler to go with the cheapest supplier, the effect that this could have on your business is drastic. Besides reputation damage that could arise from consumers getting sick, you also face potential legal action. Putting your consumers’ health in jeopardy is never worth any perceived savings.
At Global Grinders, we are committed to providing the highest level of quality across our entire range. Contact us today to find out more about our globally accredited wholesale spice grinders.