Chemical Contamination

Appears in
The Fundamental Techniques of Classic Bread Baking

By French Culinary Institute

Published 2021

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Chemical poisoning can result from defective, improperly used, or poorly maintained equipment. Such poisons might include antimony from chipped enamelware, lead found in containers or soldering material, or cadmium found in electroplating. Chemical contamination can also result from commercial cleaning compounds, silver polish, and insecticides.
To prevent chemical contamination, thoroughly wash containers and equipment and rinse in extremely hot water; store food separately from cleaning products and other chemical-based materials; and label all containers.