Food Industry Quality Standards / Compliances for Sanitary Food Grade Hoses and Accessories
Each industry has quality standards that require a great deal of attention from the supply chain. JGB Enterprises supplies hoses and fittings that meet or exceed those standards with our products and services.
- FDA Compliant
21 CFR 170-199 - The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) regulates food contact materials - materials intended to be in contact with food. These materials can be plastics, metal, paper, glass, additives, adhesives, inks, colorants, and coatings etc. During contact, molecules can migrate from these materials to the food and this FDA regulation is made to ensure food safety.
21 CFR 177.2600 - This FDA compliance, which falls under the above 21 CFR 170 - 199, is concerned with indirect food additives, substances that may come into contact with food but are not intended to be added directly to food. Molecules from packing containers and food processing equipment such as food processing hose are examples of indirect food additives. CFR 21 FDA 177.2600 lists what materials are recognized as safe for food processing, how they should be cleansed prior to first use, and sets product extraction limits for aqueous and fatty foods.
FDA Grade "A" Pasteurized Milk Ordinance (PMO) – is a set of minimum standards and requirements established by the FDA to regulate the production, processing and packaging of Grade A milk.
- USDA Compliant
The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) regulates manufacturing, packaging, and handling practices in the agricultural food industry. USDA compliant products are documented as to their compliance with FDA food contact material standards by a written letter of guaranty from the manufacturer.
- ISO 9001:2008 Compliant
ISO 9001:2000 specifies requirements for a quality management system where an organization needs to demonstrate its ability to consistently provide product that meets customer and applicable regulatory requirements, and aims to enhance customer satisfaction through the effective application of the system, including processes for continual improvement of the system and the assurance of conformity to customer and applicable regulatory requirements.
- US Pharmacopia Compliant
The United States Pharmacopeia (USP) is a nonprofit scientific organization that develops quality standards for prescription and over-the-counter medicines and other healthcare products manufactured or sold in the United States. USP sets widely recognized standards for food ingredients and dietary supplements, and for the quality, purity, strength, and consistency of these products.
- NSF International
NSF International, The Public Health and Safety Company™, a not-for-profit, non-governmental organization, is the world leader in standards development, product certification, education, and risk-management for public health and safety. NSF/ANSI-51, Food Equipment Materials establishes minimum health and sanitation requirements for materials used in the making of commercial food equipment and component parts. Materials cannot contaminate food nor make food equipment difficult to clean and sanitize. Fittings and tubes that comply with this standard are tested and approved by NSF for contact with potable beverages and foodstuffs.
These Standards are established by regulatory authorities to insure quality products are utilized in the production of food and drug products.