Complications of ingested plastic bread bag clips include small bowel perforation, obstruction, dysphagia, gastrointestinal bleeding and colonic impaction. There have been at least 10 cases of small bowel perforation reported in the published literature. The present paper reports this unusual cause of bowel perforation, which we believe could be prevented by improving the design of this relatively modern device or even by changing the method of sealing bread bags altogether. Interestingly, the date on the offending bread bag clip preceded the presentation of the patient by 2.5 years.
Keep your bread fresh longer with our reusable Bread Bag. It is made from up to 10 recycled plastic drink bottles and is designed to replace single use paper or plastic bread bags, plastic toggles and ties.
Hot Tip: Most fresh bread purchased at a bakery or made at home is preservative free meaning that your loaf will likely only last 2-3 days stored on your bench top before going stale. To preserve your bread for longer it is best to freeze your bread when it is cool but fresh.
Please note: The goal for our reusable bread bags is to be able help people to reduce single use plastic waste when purchasing bread from the baker, not to make bread last longer on the bench top.
Although made from recycled plastic drink bottles and technically plastic, the rPET material that makes our bags is woven in nature not solid state plastic like a single use plastic bread bag which is non-permeable for air and water.
Because of the woven nature of the fabric, a solid state plastic bag will definitely prevent air from reaching the loaf better than our bread bags will when storing your bread on the bench top, which is why we mention that bread will only really last 2-3 days on the bench top, and will likely only be suitable for toast after the first 24 hrs. As mentioned above however, our bags are Freezer Proof and store your bread really well when frozen from fresh for up to 3 months without freezer burn in a frost free freezer.
Using beeswax wraps to wrap around the end of the bread being cut helps cut down on the exposure to air for the bread, but it is important that the bag can breath too. Again fresh bread from a bakers, which are often preservative free, will only last 2-3 days on the bench top anyway. It is best to freeze sliced bread from fresh if you want your bread to last a week or two.
I enjoy that these bags are reusable and do not have zippers or other potentially easy break points. As the manufacturer clearly states, the bags are meant for fresh bread that will be eaten in 2-3 days if left on the counter. Boules that are sliced do not last more than a day as I've found. Freezing, however, somehow works really well for these bags to keep bread fresher. But do not expect your fresh uncut loaf to last a week on the counter in this bag unless you want to make croutons or bread crumbs.
We recently started making our own sandwich bread. I needed to find a way to store it and didn't like the idea of using disposable bread bags since we go through 2-3 loaves a week. This bag was perfect. We purchased 2 and have found them easy to use, effective in keeping our bread fresh on the counter and simple to clean.
Regardless if it's store-bought, bakery-fresh or homemade, bread stays fresh longer when it's in a relatively air-tight environment since circulation speeds up the staling process, says Atlanta chef Jennifer Hill Booker.
Mold thrives in airy, warm locations, so look for cool, dry areas to keep your bread. Booker says that the worst place to store bread is on top of the refrigerator. "It's so warm up there that whatever moisture is trapped in the container or the bag for the bread will start to help it mold."
According to Booker, "fat is a natural preservative, so anything that has more fat tends to preserve or freeze well and last longer." Loaves that have eggs (like challah) or butter (such as banana bread) will go stale slower than French bread, which is leaner.
The type of flour even makes a difference when it comes to the fat content and degree of moisture. "A lot of bread flour is made with red wheat or Russian wheat," says Booker. "If you use a different type of flour that'll contribute to the amount of moisture that's actually in the wheat or in the flour before you even get a chance to make your bread."
For those who go through a loaf of bread quickly, wrapping bread in plastic or sealing it in a zip-top bag is the easiest way to ensure a fresh loaf. It's a reliable short-term method to storing bread since it won't be sitting on the counter for an extended time. Even storing bread in reusable plastic or a glass-sealed container can help it last longer, says Booker. "If you're eating the bread within three or four days, an airtight container on the counter is perfectly fine."
While canvas bread bags are stylish and eco-friendly, they don't always keep bread from getting stale. If you don't eat bread often, leaving a 24-slice loaf in a canvas bag for a week can actually cause it to go bad faster. "If it's homemade bread and it's not in a plastic wrapper, if you put it in a canvas bag, then the outside will probably get hard because it's not as protected," Booker says. Additionally, if you're trying to preserve store-bought bread, Booker recommends simply keeping it in the original plastic wrapper as long as you tightly seal it and keep it in a cool environment.
Though this is a highly contested topic, Booker says that refrigerating bread can actually give it more longevity. Since the refrigerator provides a constant temperature, "you don't have to worry about fluctuations if it's hotter or cooler in the day," she says. But it's best to use this method as a short-term solution since the cooler temperature can sometimes cause starches to crystallize, therefore making the bread less soft and more course.
The longevity of bread depends on the type of loaf, its ingredients, and preservatives. While a more starchy bread full of protein will last longer, a lighter bread can also last a while if you freeze it.
That way you do not have to buy poo bags that is unless you want to get the biodegradable ones. It is also great when you are scooping the cat litter. Simply scoop the waste into the bag, tie it up and then throw it away.
Do you ever buy pastry piping bags? Save your money! You can reuse clean bread bags for piping! Cut a small spot at the end of the bag and screw your tip in place just like you would with any other bag.
Need to pot up some plants? You can roll a bread bag down to sturdy it up. Then put some dirt in it and pot your plant. This comes in handy when you have a bunch of potted plants that need to be split up.
You can use an empty plastic bread bag as a small trash bag. These work really well in a car or RV too. That way all the trash from the car is in one place and you can easily dump it instead of having to hunt all over the car to find the trash.
This use is such an obvious one and one of the easy ways to reuse the bags! You can reuse those bags to store your own homemade fresh bread in! Just make sure you clean it well from any previous food residue.
My hubby uses them to catch all the bones and skin of the fresh fish he filletts, ties it up and put it in the garbage. If it is in between garbage pick up days, we store these otherwise smelly items into another bag in freezer,with other fishy bags.
We use them in several ways, if you buy extra loaves of bread to freeze, double bag them with an extra bread bag and eliminate freezer burn! We have chickens and I wear bread bags like long gloves for cleaning off their sleeping area, we also open feed bags and let them under their leeching areas to catch poop and then just fold them up and put them all into a feed bag to throw it all out. Lastly, we put food bones in them and in the freezer so nothing stinks until we are ready to take ttash. 781b155fdc