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Using an Industrial Food Grade Hose

The food industry is an extensive market that requires strict precautions and measurements in order to produce high quality, safe standards in relation to food and liquids. This applies to all aspects of the food process, even the food hoses that are used for suction and discharge of liquids. Industrial food grade hoses have to be FDA approved before they can be used in the process of food manufacturing. These strict guidelines applied to the industrial food grade hoses ensure that all materials transferred through the hose applications are safe for the food and beverage markets.

Using an Industrial Food Grade HoseFood hoses are used in special applications where the hose needs to perform with maximum reliability and consistency. The food hose industry consists of several types of industrial hoses including suction hose, clear PVC hose, watering hose and beverage hose.

All hoses have to abide by strict requirements regarding sanitation levels and the quality of the hose materials. These strict guidelines mean that all equipment used in the process of food meets high levels of cleanliness, safety and sanitation.

Hoses are required to be made from high quality, strong, durable materials. If the hoses were designed with weak, unsafe materials, food hose lines could be at risk of breaking causing devastating results to the high-yield process. Any risk of breakage to the hose could cause major profit loss and unnecessary downtime of machinery and the food processes which are involved.

We understand just how important it is to the manufacturer to provide the highest, most reliable and durable range of food hoses in order to ensure smooth processing and successful manufacturing. We provide a range of suction and discharge hoses made from 100% PVC. The high standards of hosing are set to protect manufacturers in the food industry against fault that could cause injuries, un-wanted expenses and prolonged machine downtime.

The FDA standards help to assure peace of mind for consumers when purchasing a food hose. Nevertheless, it is still important as a consumer to not only recognise the importance of FDA approval, but other quality features of food hoses.

A food hose should be weather resistant, rot and chemical resistant and crush and kink resistant. If a food grade hose meets these requirements, and is supplied by a trusted, quality manufacturer you can be assured that the equipment will provide reliable transfer

Food hoses can be used to handle bulk foods, dry food products, canning, bottling, wineries or distilleries. It’s important that the FDA applied the safety regulations across the whole spectrum of food hose application in order to assure the most efficient, safe and healthy results for the consumer. Find out more about how the FDA ensure the protection of consumers across various applications in our market by visiting their site. Alternatively, if you want to find out more specifically about the standards of FDA food hoses and how to choose the right food grade hose for your requirements, contact our team or visit our range of food grade hoses available for various food suction and discharge applications.


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