In fact, this is related to the perfect product inspection standards in their country. All silicone rubber tableware utensils must meet their relevant food-grade testing standards in order to be sold locally. For example, the US FDA standard, the European BFR standard, especially the German food grade LFGB standard according to the EU 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 breast augmentation surgery from the breast. The reputation of silicone rubber is poor, and it is completely given by these failed breast augmentation operations. Of course, there is no such thing as demeaning or accusation. I just want to tell you that although the prosthetic silicone used for breast augmentation (specifically silicone gel) and the silicone rubber (solid silicone rubber) we use to make tableware, They are collectively referred to as "silica gel", but in essence there is a very large difference between the two. In the medical world, silica gel can be used in a variety of medical settings after specific treatment.
Solid silicone rubber has proven to be a very healthy and safe silicone material. In Europe and the United States, stainless steel cake baking trays are increasingly being replaced by silicone rubber baking trays, and when they are grilled, the brush is no longer used, replaced by a silicone rubber brush. They use silicone rubber spatula and spatula, they use silicone rubber film to keep food, and even the steamer is made of silicone rubber. What everyone doesn't know, however, is that all the silicone products they use in contact with food are Made in China.
According to incomplete statistics, in China, more than 50,000 tons of silicone rubber are used to produce tableware every year. 90% of these tablewares are exported to Europe and the United States, and sales in our country are very poor. This kind of very environmentally-friendly and healthy material has not been widely promoted and used in China for a long time. In addition to being related to our cautiousness, the bigger reason is that we have few channels to understand this material.
Having said that, you may still be unable to imagine what kind of material silicone rubber is. In fact, in our daily life, we often have access to silicone products, but they are easily overlooked. For example, the nipples used in baby bottles and the pressure ring of pressure cookers, the use of silicone rubber in these two fields is any other material. Unpredictable... The existence is reasonable. With the development of science and technology and the improvement of people's quality of life requirements, the safety standards for silicone tableware will become more and more perfect, and everyone can use it with confidence.