Originally Posted by glendaleAZ
I might be wrong, but in trying to think this process through, I would think that the only type of wire/flower pick that would be safe to put in a cake would be the type that is manufactured for that purpose (like Wilton). A florist pick isnt intended for placement in food, therefore, it could contain plastic and chemical material that could be just as deadly, or more, than the wires and flowers that we are trying to keep away from the cake.
If I wrong I hope someone post a reply, because the florest picks are a lot less money than the ones that Wilson sells.
I'd say you are correct - if its going into food its got to be food safe.
And I am not the sort of person to 'freak out' about cleanliness to the point of sterilising everything my kids come into contact with - as a LOT of immune conditions are now thought to have arisen from OVER-cleanliness, but the issue at hand here is what WE are putting in OUR products, and even if the only thing you are worried about is whether you're going to be sued, best practice would dictate that you do not knowingly put a NON-food-safe substance into the edible goods you are selling.