FDA Certification

FDA Certification

We certify that our bags use no recycled materials, No Bisphenol A (BPA), or Polylactic Acid (PLA) . We certify that we use no coating of any sort, unless such are requested by the customer, we certify that we do not use ink, no pigments, no epoxy, no printing unless clients request them.
Although our bags are not FDA certified, but we use only FDA approved resins for food contact, and our polypropylene resin is 100 percent virgin . . .

Sterilization Temperature

Sterilization Temperature

When sterilizing your substrate,  longer and hotter is NOT better!   A temperature of 121°C or 250°F will do the job. Just be sure the complete mass of substrate reaches that temperature for 30 minutes.    The higher the temperature, the more the substrate will...
President’s Letter – You Ought to Know

President’s Letter – You Ought to Know

In the late 1990s, mushroom growing bags were costing 35 U.S. cents per bag, so I started to develop a cheaper bag. Eventually it became our 14A. Unicorn 14A single handedly nursed the infant U.S. exotic mushroom industry. We tested our products by ourselves, first,...
Oxo-Biodegradable Bags

Oxo-Biodegradable Bags

As my previous post explained, our biodegradable bags (contact us to order them) use an additive that allows them to degrade by breaking down their chemical structure. Oxidation through heat or ultraviolet light leads to this degradation, rather than bacteria and...
Testing Bio-Degradeable Bags

Testing Bio-Degradeable Bags

There has been some additional interest in bio-degradeable bags and some questions.  Major questions concern how these bags degrade and the ultimate products left after degradation. I commissioned Willow Ridge Plastics to analyze the materials we use in our...
Shiitake Logs from China

Shiitake Logs from China

I am concerned about the import of shiitake logs from China. You see, these fruiting logs are NOT properly sterilized and god knows how this will, in the years to come, affect the U.S. environment and soil. This makes a mockery of prohibition of passengers wanting to...