Silicone is becoming more and more popular in our daily lives. But what is the difference between food grade silicone and ordinary silicone? Ordinary silicone is for industrial products, Ordinary silicone is odorous and opaque. While food-grade silicone is widely used for products that are in contact with our food.

What is Food Grade Silicone?

Food grade silicone is non-toxic and odorless, environmentally friendly – contains no BPA, Latex, Lead, Phthalates and biodegradable, long-term use, and other characteristics. Food grade silicone is platinum cured with high elasticity, high transparency, and high tear strength. It meets with the FDA and other environmental requirements. It is safe to contact with food directly.

Food grade silicone is widely application for baby pacifiers, silicone containers, silicone baby bibs, and baby spoons, etc.

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How to distinguish Food grade silicone and Ordinary silicone?

food-grade silicone is of better quality and high price than ordinary silicone. Some dishonest manufacturers mix regular silicone in products that are in contact with food. So it is important to know how to distinguish their difference?  Here ukong teaches you a simple way as follows.

  1. Pull

Hold the silicone product by hand, focus on one place, and then pull hard on both sides. Turn White is an ordinary silicone, and no white is the food-grade silicone.

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  1. Smell(Auxiliary method)

If the silicone product pulled white and has a pungent smell, then it can be concluded that it is an ordinary silicone, not food grade. This way is practical and straightforward.

Some food-grade silicone has a slight smell after production, but the odor will disappear after a while.

Food safe silicone is a non-toxic type of silicone that doesn’t contain any chemical fillers or byproducts, making it safe for use with food. All the baby bibs, baby spoons, food containers, and some other baby products are made from only 100% food-grade silicone which is good quality.