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Can I varnish my recently sanded his cutting board?

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Varnishes are not intended to be used on food-contact surfaces. As the cutting board is used, some of the varnish can get into the food and make it chemically unsafe to eat. Check at your local hardware store for a food-grade sealant designed for wood surfaces.

PREPARED BY: Angela M. Fraser, Ph.D., Associate Professor/Food Safety Specialist, NC State University in July 2004

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