Contamination Prevention Guidelines
All groups with an interest in cotton's end use are responsible for ensuring U.S. cotton maintains its reputation as a source of clean fiber.
Attention to Detail
In Cotton Farming magazine's August 2014 column the National Cotton Council addresses the latest International Textile Manufacturers Federation's Cotton Contamination Survey findings and reminds industry members to make contamination prevention a day-to-day priority.
CottonContamination Prevention Alert -- Striving for Zero Tolerance
Cotton producers, ginners, warehouses and their employees are encouraged to pay particular attention to contamination prevention this harvest season. The goal is to keep any and all foreign materials out of seed cotton and baled lint.
Striving for Zero Tolerance
In Cotton Farming magazine's September 2012 and August 2013 Cotton Agenda columns, the National Cotton Council urges producers, ginners, warehouses and their employees to be proactive in preventing lint contamination.
Opinions Vary On 'Ground' Cotton
Cotton Farming magazine's Western Region Edition (October 2013) noted that "...cotton roods gather a great deal of cotton, they also pick up almost everything else they encounter in the field – dirt, rocks, tarp, plastic bags, sticks, etc. ..."
Prevent Lint Contamination
Protecting cotton fiber from contaminants can help preserve markets. This publication offers steps that can be taken to prevent problems with materials that can contaminate seed cotton and lint and result in blemished finished goods.
Contamination Free Cotton: Keep It Clean and Pure
NEW! "Keep It Clean and Pure" powerpoint presentations with English and Spanish narrations are now available on line!