Up until just now, I have had 30 year old surplus foundation so I wasn't worried about this, but I've recently run out and bought some new surplus foundation.

Does anyone know what the contamination level is in surplus foundation? I don't think the beeswax/foundation industry keeps wax seperate for use in comb honey do they?

I am not going to use it as foundation, but just as starter strips and then I'll try to leave that much at the top when I cut the comb so I won't need another starter strip and none of it will be in my honey. But I am wondering how we, as beekeepers, are expected to keep our product pure under the circumstances.

Any thoughts by anyone on this? Any other applicable information? Any other plans on how to do this?