I was reading elsewhere and saw a comment of someone stating they were storing rice in Homer Buckets. No mention of mylar bags. Homer buckets are not food grade, it says it right on the Home Depot site. Some believe: These are made of HDPE. My research indicates this is the best choice for food grade plastic. Many forget about the dye. After reading the comment of the man storing his rice straight in a Homer Bucket, I started researching. The comment is one month old and I wondered after one month, is the rice salvageable after being stored in a Homer Bucket? I have not commented on the persons mistake yet. My first instinct is to tell them to dump the rice, get mylar bags and start over. Anyone ever ran into this issue? I always think start fresh and safe.