|Forum topic by PRGDesigns||posted 09-04-2012 08:36 PM||3048 views||0 times favorited||4 replies|
09-04-2012 08:36 PM
I just received my latest e-mail blast from Cook Woods. In the e-mail there was a curious statement about the wood species being offered: “Approved by the FDA for food containers, cottonwood works well for bowls or other turned articles.” I have no reason not to believe this statement, but it did make me curious what other wood species might be FDA approved for food contact? I called Cook Woods to find out how I could verify this statement and was met with “on the internet”. I searched the internet as suggested, visiting the morass of government alphabet soup websites w/o success. Either my search skills are inadequate or I am not intelligent enough to know something when I see it. I have seen previous discussions on this subject in the LJ Forum but it appeared to be mostly anecdotal information on the type of wood species for food contact. My challenge to my fellow LJ’s is as follows:
Is there a list of wood species that are FDA/USDA/(XYZ Government agency) approved for food contact?
If so, where might one obtain such a list?
And yes, I realize the finish is also important for the food contact, but I was more interested in the wood species and direct food contact. Thanks in advance for any consideration you can give this matter.
-- They call me Mr. Silly