In my one plant the maintenance department uses Petroleum Jelly and Silicone caulk on machinery. they also use mineral oil which is food grade and has the documentation to show it. I am trying to find documentation for the petroleum jelly and silicone caulk but cannot. I have contacted manufacturers who said they do not have that kind of documentation. I know at least the petroleum jelly is safe, it's the same thing you'd get at the pharmacy.
I searched the FDA's GRAS and couldnt find either.
Was I looking in the right place, is there another place to look?! I just need something official that says these two things are ok for use with food contact.
here are two site I looked but could not find PETROLEUM JELLY, or silicone caulk (I capitalized it bc they have other types of petroleum but not the jelly)