OK, whenever you use a plastic bin for storage of dry goods such as rice, sugar, or flour, am I crazy in thinking that you dump the product out of the original bag and into the bin? I just found out yesterday that it is apparently policy that you keep the product in the original bag and just place that into the bin. I personally think that is crazy and kind of defeats the purpose of the bin, but what do I know. How does it work at your places?
Question about bins
We dump straight into bins at our stadium. Some will even take it a step further at the bottom and dump the last of the bin into another container. Then start fresh with a new 50lb bag in the bin with the old stuff placed on top. We also use an empty bin for mixing up our tempura batter for our chix nuggets.
Most important thing with dry storage is temp and moisture. Here, ingredients stay in the bag, and in the container. it's FIFO with any food stuffs, even dry. We can keep multiple items in bins. Like a bag of cake flour and a bag of apf. Bags and the outside of the container must be labeled and dated. Here, it is 6" off ground and 2 ft. from ceiling to keep product cool.
As @chefboyOG says. It can be a cross contamination issue. The regulations are stricter for specialty shops like gluten free. Nothing can be combined.
I see your point but someone was asking for help with storage, not whether or not Susco has a good food safety program.
By the way if you see the flour sitting on the floor at susco or on the truck or in the back of your kitchen, tell someone to get their act together.
Our Health Department interprets the FDA guidelines as leave the scoop in the bag, but the handle has to be strait up and not touching anything. It's lost points if the handle is touching the bag or ingredients. Getting way OT, but I think the OP is in my state
Over the years and moving around, I've found that really nothing is set in stone when it come to Food regulations and guidelines. It is based on how your jurisdiction
interprets what the FDA has in print. One one side of my town, the inspector wants my sani, rag buckets on a separate bench. On the other side of town the inspector
requires the buckets to be on the floor.