Is there a foodsafe wood glue?
April 1, 2010 9:59 PM Subscribe
Is there a wood glue that can take occasional immersion in boiling water and is foodsafe?
posted by lhputtgrass to food & drink (7 answers total)
I'm currently WWOOFing with a lovely couple on a goat farm, and as a present I've made them a cheese mold out of wood they harvested on the property to replace a plastic one they currently use. I didn't discuss construction methods with them, but blithely went ahead and hand-cut dovetails on it. The husband is balking at the idea of glueing it together, because of uneasiness about the food safety of wood glue for cheesemaking. Cursory investigation seems to say that epoxy would work for this application, but I can't prove it. Is there a glue that will satisfy his worries, and can you point me to information that proves it?