Recently I've asked in a couple of places about which oils should be used to finish cutting/butcher boards. Mineral oils were on the list as well as other types of products (tung oil, waxes, etc.). Another recommendation was "Hard Top Oil" by Borma Wachs (technical sheet). The abstract describes the product as:
[...] a mix of prestigious modified natural oils, [...]
Allows to obtain high transparency natural effect finishings on kitchen tops and furniture, even in case of direct contact with food
Complying to norm EN71-III – Safe for children’s toys (no release of potentially harmful hazardous substances)
My question is the following: Has anyone tried this product before (first time I hear about the company) ? Does the
EN71-III standard guarantee safety when in direct contact with food ?
EN71 part 3 summary:
The EN 71 standard part 3 is focusing on studying the chemicals contained in the toy and the levels in which they are present. Since July 2013, the regulation has extended the metal restrictions and application scope to a wider range of toys. There are 19 metals restricted now. The limitation varies depending if it is:
Category I – in dry, brittle, powder-like or pliable toy material:
Solid materials which may leave residues on the hands.
Category II – in liquid or sticky toy material:
Fluid or viscous materials which can be ingested or have skin contact.
Category III – in scraped-off toy material:
Solid materials which can be ingested by biting, tooth scraping, sucking or licking.