Yes, we recommend washing all containers before storing food in them. Please follow the directions that came with your container or read the Use & Care Instructions.
Yes, every product that Snapware® currently sells is completely free of bisphenol-A (BPA). Snapware is committed to providing customers with safe, high quality and innovative storage containers, and removing BPA from all products is an important part of doing just that. Recently there has been much debate over the safety of BPA, which is a component of polycarbonate used in many plastics. BPA can potentially leach from containers when heated (via microwave or other methods), ultimately creating a safety risk when in contact with food. Due to these potential hazards, Snapware's extensive product lines are manufactured entirely without the use of BPA. We back our BPA-free claim with continuous material testing conducted by an internationally recognized independent lab. For additional details on BPA, visit http://www.factsonplastic.com/.
Our lids all use removable adhesives that should come off easily; however, sometimes heat and other factors make the stickers difficult to remove completely. In this case, before washing, use a hair dryer to heat the label. Then peel it off. You also can use any type of oil or any product specially designed to remove adhesive stickers.
Airtight Canisters and Pet Treat jars are made from polyethylene teraphthalate (PET). The lids are made from polypropylene, and the gasket seals are made of sanoprene. These plastics are 100% BPA free. They are food safe and FDA approved.
No. Airtight Canisters and Pet Treat are NOT designed for use in the microwave. Please read the complete Use and Care instructions.