As you shop around for the best products for your baby, there is one phrase you will come across quite a bit: Food Grade Materials. If a product is made with food grade material, it means it is safe to come into direct contact with food products. This includes the cases, pigments, fittings, utensils, and much more. As moms who made products out of only the highest food-grade material, we wanted to break down each of the food-grade materials we use and why they are important. Keep reading for more on the food-grade silicone material used at Seehope and how it helps keep your family safe.
Food Grade Material : Silicone
Silicone is best known as the answer to all environmental concerns regarding single-use plastics and plastic waste. Reusable pouches and containers have skyrocketed in popularity; however, food-grade silicone has many more applications and uses than just as a replacement for plastic. Food-grade silicone is exceptionally versatile and can be used for almost anything when it comes to food handling, storing, and serving.
Food grade silicone is non-toxic and odorless, naturally mold-resistant, is biodegradable, and contains no BPA, Latex, Lead, or Phthalates — making it safe & environmentally friendly. It has high elasticity, is very resistant to tears, and can withstand very high temperatures.
What to Look For
To determine the difference between regular silicone and food-grade silicone, you can do the simple “Pull Test”. Grab your silicone product tightly on each end and try to pull it apart. If the stretched area turns white, it is not food grade. If it doesn’t change color, you are good to go!
Silicone is great for:
- Freezer or oven use
- Bibs, teethers, pacifiers
- Plates, bowls, and utensils
- Bottle nipples
- Bath products
- Cleaning tools
- On-the-go pouches
Seehope is your #1 source for silicone baby products, and much more. Request a quote on product or send email to us for more information.