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About the safety of silicone kitchen products use
Nov 09, 2018

One might ask, is this soft silicone used to make kitchen supplies safe? Can you use it with confidence? Why do people abroad use silicone tableware kitchenware products that come into contact with food so reassuring?

This issue, engaged in many years of experience in the silicone industry, to introduce silicone tableware and silicone kitchenware safety issues: In fact, this is our China and foreign countries have a sound product inspection standards related. All silicone rubber tableware kitchenware must meet their relevant food grade testing standards if they are to be sold locally.

For example, the US FDA standard, the European BFR standard, especially the German food-grade LFGB standard set by the European Union BFR, is almost the world's most stringent food-grade testing standard. Silicone rubber or silicone is still a very strange thing for us Chinese. We get information about silicone rubber, almost all from breast augmentation surgery. Silicone rubber has a bad reputation and is completely covered by these failed breast augmentation surgeries. Of course, there is no demeaning or blaming here, just to tell you that although the prosthesis silicone (accurately silicone gel) used in breast augmentation, and the silicone rubber (solid food grade silicone) we use to make tableware, are collectively referred to as "silica gel", but in essence there is a very big difference between the two.

In the medical field, silicone can only be used in medical applications after a specific treatment. Solid silicon rubber has been proven to be a very healthy and safe silicone material. In Europe and the US, stainless steel cake baking plate is increasingly replaced by silicone cake mold, silicone baking pan, in recent years, the Japanese side of the previous use of ceramics and stainless steel bowl kitchen supplies, but also gradually with silicone bowls, silicone lunch boxes replaced; and when they barbecue, they no longer use brushes, instead of silicone brushes. They use silicone brush and silicone cream scraper, silicone spatula and so on, foreign use of the preservation film used in the PE film, now also all replaced into silicone preservation film, and even, the steamer is also made of silicone silicone steamer. What people don't know, however, is that all the silicone products they use in contact with food are made in. Incomplete statistics, in China, the annual use of silicone kitchenware used less than 30,000 tons, the export of foreign silicone kitchenware category of raw materials more than 2 million fumigated, 90% of these silicone tableware are exported to Europe and the United States, and sales in our country is very pitiful. This very environmentally friendly and healthy material, in our country has not been widely used for a long time, in addition to our nature caution, the bigger reason is that we have few channels to understand this material, as well as China's consumer concept, there is a great relationship.


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