Question by  tab (16)

What are food-grade wood finishes?


Answer by  craftheart (392)

Non drying oils can be used to finish wood surfaces that will be used for food. A vegetable oil, such as corn oil or saffron oil is a good choice.

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Answer by  peces (109)

Food-grade wood finishes protect a wood surface that will be used for food preparation and/or cutting. They make the surface non-porous, and may include oil or acrylic finishes.


Answer by  Shar (54)

There are several types of finishes that can be used on items such as utensils, counter tops or butcher blocks that would be considered food-grade. Some examples would be walnut oil, mineral oil and paraffin wax. There are more, but these seemed to be the most suitable for the purpose stated.


Answer by  rtwingo (10)

A wood surface that is protected with a substance such as food-grade mineral oil or an application of parafin wax that food may be prepared or served on without altering the food and making it unsafe for consumption. Common examples of such surfaces include wood cutting boards, butcher block countertops and wood salad bowls.


Answer by  mem4dr (1378)

These finishes are non-toxic and safe to eat off of - for example a wooden bowl would have a food-grade wood finish.


Answer by  TejasWoman (300)

A Food-grade wood finish means the wood is not treated or contains any harmful products to humans or animals when food is prepared on them, or served from them. A good example of this would be wooden cutting boards. There are many bamboo kitchen serving dishes and cooking utensils used at this time which is considered a food-grade wood.


Answer by  tamkees (3203)

Lots of finishes are made from chemicals that are toxic if ingested. Food-grade means that it's safe to prepare food on.

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