Food-safe glues

Adhesives used for bowls, cutting boards and utensils. June 6, 2001

What types of glues have been proven to be food safe for the construction of laminated bowls, cutting boards and utensils?

Forum Responses
Both urea resins and cross linking PVAs are used in the production of the items you mentioned. The FDA doesn't approve specific adhesives for these projects because it really depends on the individual construction of the pieces and the amount of adhesive exposed to the user.

Jeff Pitcher, forum technical advisor