No Nails or Splinters Studies commissioned by the FDA have found that "broken boards and popped nails" in wood pallets are a risk factor in food contamination. Impervious To Liquids Wood is absorptive by nature, and liquids penetrating wood raise the risk of cross-contamination and transmission of pathogens, like E.Coli, Listeria, and Salmonella. No Pesticides or Fungicides Wood is susceptible to insect infestation and plastic is not. iGPS platforms are never treated with pesticides or fungicides, including TBP and TBA. NSF Food Equipment Certification The iGPS platform is the world's only rental pallet to receive NSF's Food Equipment Certification, confirming that our platform conforms to the highest established food protection and sanitation requirements for materials, design, fabrication and construction of food handling and processing equipment. Given the inherent nature of its materials, no wood pallet can meet this standard.