Originally Posted by pbuder
I think she means vinyl bought from your local fabric store or the clear vinyl shower curtains some folks have said they bought to use like 'The Mat' is not food safe. Other types of mats that are sold as food prep products will be food safe (at least I would hope they are).
No one has ever implied that the various silicone, plastic, or rubber mats marketed to the food service industry are not food safe. No one else markets a FOOD SAFE vinyl other than Sweetwise.
It is, as even YOU, woozy, said, the vinyl from the fabric that is NOT food safe. It has phthalates in it and may have been made from recycled sources. It can contain trace metals, as well as other contaminants.
Is it going to make someone sick from the incidental contact with fondant--NO, but if there is a food safe alternative available, it should be used.
If doubting the company makes you happy................that's up to you.