Definitely a toy that is bound to end up near your child's mouth. We applaud any toy food made out of ultrasafe materials. This one is made from recycled milk jugs, so the manufacturing process starts with food grade plastic to create a plastic toy that is free of BPA, phthalates and PVC. And it's a nice toy, too. Our kiddi-testers loved making up all kinds of salads; parents loved that it models healthy eating. One mom said it even contributed to her children being more open about eating real salads at lunchtime. The toy also has an unexpected educational aspect: with such a generous variety of salad pieces, its easy to turn the 'what do you want in your salad?' question, into a simple memory game. And while stackable salad pieces was kind of strange notion (salads are typically all mixed up), the kids still loved to stack them - which helps hone their fine motor control. Note that the set also comes with thin cardboard patterns to make up the condiments. Most parents considered this a waste of time - finicky and time consuming to make, and not at all durable or appropriate for a two year old toy.