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.
it is confusing. below is a link to page four of the list of all allowed food additives and you can see boric acid is listed
Everything Added to Food in the United States (EAFUS)
the code NUL, associated with boric acid means <>
I guess that is why it is still on the ok list.