I have used shellac for years and am now using it for wooden utensils and wonder if there is one made for food in terms handling and packaging with cleanliness in mind. I know that pure ethanol has to be used for food use but what about the ground or flake resin?
I'm glad to hear that you are a shellac user! Bleached shellac is usually the kind considered to be food grade, but this is mainly because it is used for products that do not want a yellow tint. There is no shellac that is handled sanitarily for consumption... but the alcohol used will no doubt kill off anything :)
I would say that any shellac is an edible, natural product, as long as the alcohol is evaporated-go ahead!
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