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...
Metchnikoff, 1907, “The Prolongation of Life“ credited soured Bulgarian milk with helping peasants to live longer lives, by eliminating putrefactive bacteria from the gastro-intestinal tract. Key? Lactobacillus bulgaricus! Naturally-occurring “probiotic!”
—Metchnikoff and Bulgarian Peasants, 1907
I looked at crocks there before I discovered Pickl-It. I couldn’t stomach the cost. I love the simplicity, durability and features of the Pickl-It. You really are brilliant!
—Andrew C., New Hampshire