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Leaky roof

From: Gregor Trinkaus-Randall <gregor.trinkaus-randall>
Date: Tuesday, September 8, 1998
Eleanor Cook <cookei [at] conrad__appstate__edu> writes

>    1.  In identifying local freezer spaces in the event of really
>        wet books, we are running up against possible Health Dept.
>        restrictions concerning placing non-food items in commercial
>        food freezer space.

When we were looking into freezer space a few years ago we came upon
the same concerns - in our case it was fish freezers in Gloucester,
etc.  We were told, however, that were we to put plastic trash bags
in the boxes and then seal them up tight with the materials in them
that that would suffice. You might mention this to those concerned
and see what their reaction is. I think that it has to do with FDA
regulations.  You may need to put the whole box in the trash bag as
another option.  Good luck,

Gregor Trinkaus-Randall
Collection Management/Preservation Specialist
Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners
648 Beacon Street
Boston, MA 02215-2070
617-267-9400, 800-952-7403 (in-state)
Fax: 617-421-9833

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