Frequently Asked Questions
There is no lead in the Pickl-It wire-bail metal closure OR its glass container, both manufactured by Bormioli Rocco, in business since 1825.
Bormioli is known for its industry-leading innovation, design, and commitment to high-standards, exceeding California 65 safety standards. While California 65 allows for “acceptable” levels of lead, Bormioli has taken the position that lead is not an acceptable ingredient in food-related products.
Our youngest battles Autism, so we greatly appreciate Bormioli’s “No Toxin” commitment, making them our wire-bail container of choice for the Pickl-It!
- No Plastic
- No Lead
- No BPA
- No Glaze
- No Cadmium
- No Petroleum
…in any Pickl-It component!
|It does matter which containers you use to ferment your foods. Some antique glassware, pottery, porcelain or glaze in slow-cooker crocks are known to leach lead or cadmium into food.|
Old Colored Glass – Most Contain Lead – a handy reference guide for learning about antique glass, colored, or not, and whether or not it contains lead
Did you know...
Ancient civilizations used the brine (Latin: salsilago; Spanish: muria) from salt-evaporating ponds, for creating fermented foods. Egyptians pickled fish, while Greeks and Romans pickled olives, cheese and meat. Greek & Romans Antiquities
—Salt Pond Brine
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—Dr. Marian, TX University