Bob has been doing lots of research on different finishes, including those that are safe to put on wooden things that will be in contact with food like salad bowls, utensils, wooden cutting boards. Tung oil is made from the oil of the seeds of the tung tree. People who are allergic to nuts may have an allergic reaction to foods that come in contact with a surface that has been finished with tung oil. We were both quite surprised to read this and I wanted to share it with you.
Many people have nut allergies and I would never have thought that it could come from the bowl itself. Even the odor of tung oil may set off a reaction.