Turning Archive 2004
>Many customers ask if the finish on a product is food safe. Many manufacturers of finishes, such as Behlen's salad bowl, state that their product is FDA approved food safe. Lots of people claim that certain finishes are safe, others say they are not. Some speak of the driers as being unsafe. Some say that once a finish has completely cured, it's safe, regardless of it's chemical composition.
I've visited the FDA website and like all government bureaucracies, it has made my head hurt......bad! Does anyone know if an actual list of finishes, deemed safe by FDA actually exists and if so, where might it be?
I'd like to see if the various finishes that I use are listed and then add the claim to my product tags...........with confidence.