Australian and worldwide standards for food grade
There are many standards bodies governing the food industry world-wide and it can be confusing. We have explained them below.
The most active standards body is the Food & Drug Administration (FDA) in the United States and most countries take their lead from the US. Fluid Seals supplies O-rings and other seal components that are certified to be FDA compliant.
|Click on the Logo for more information||Body or Standard||Summary|
|Food Standards Australia||Commonwealth statutory agency with the responsibility for developing and maintaining the Food Standards Code.|
|Standards Australia||Plastics Materials for Food Contact Use, Australian Standard AS2070-1999.|
|US Food and Drug Administration||The FDA has established a list of rubber compounding ingredients that tests indicate are neither toxic nor carcinogenic. Rubber compounds that are produced entirely from these ingredients and also pass the FDA extraction tests are said to “meet FDA requirements ”.|
|US Pharmacopeia||The United States Pharmacopeia is the official public standards-setting authority for all prescription and over-the-counter medicines, dietary supplements, and other healthcare products manufactured and sold in the United States.|
|National Sanitation Foundation||Now known as 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.|
|3A||3A Sanitary Approved||The International Association of Milk, Food and Environmental Sanitarians, US Public Health Service, Dairy Industry Committee formulates this standard.|