Originally Posted by pdqaltair
This, from the FDA
Food Additive Status List
"Borax - MISC, ILL, No petition filed, Illegal for use in foods incl.
wax ctg for fruits and vegetables. MID permits use in export meats."
Confusing, perhaps, because the lists include both permissible AND forbidden chemicals.
I find borax on the prohibited list but not boric acid. That's why I researched further and found it listed as ok which I posted earlier