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Is Morton Rock salt food safe?

fayehess Jan 15, 2011 05:25 AM

Does anybody know if Morton rock salt is food safe? It's meant for ice cream makers and I want to pack a whole fish in salt and bake it.

  1. bushwickgirl Jan 15, 2011 05:47 AM

    There may be a warning label on the box, stating "non-food grade" or "safe for human consumption." There is food grade refined rock salt available, but if there isn't a food safe label on your box, I would consider using something else, like kosher, for your fish. Is your box of Morton called Ice Cream Salt? If so, that is not a food safe product, according to the Morton website, see their link below. Non-food grade rock salt contains impurities that you don't want in your mouth.

    Here's an older thread on the subject, with differing opinions. I think if your salt is not labeled as food safe, then be safe and use an alternative salt variety:

    http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/283372#1512477

    http://www.mortonsalt.com/products/in...

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    1. re: bushwickgirl
      fayehess Jan 15, 2011 06:04 AM

      thank you so much!!!

    2. blue room Jan 15, 2011 05:45 AM

      See this list:
      http://www.mortonsalt.com/faqs/index....
      It is a Morton Salt site, and tells which salt is not safe for food.

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