Food & Hygienic Drum Pumps
FLUX FOOD Drum pumps meet the latest European safety standards for food contact surfaces. They comply with Regulation (EC) No. 1935/2004 and the ”Plastics“ Regulation (EU) 10/2011 and are allowed to bear the glass-fork symbol.
What does the glass-fork symbol stand for?
The Regulation (EU) 10/2011 for plastics that come into contact with food, a specific measure of the Regulation (EC) 1935/2004, has come into force in May 2011. For the first time, it provides the members of the European Union with a uniform definition of the requirements for plastic materials and objects that are designed to come into contact with food. Moreover, it defines the testing methods for certification. Only appropriately certified products may bear the glass-fork symbol.
The FLUX FOOD series
The FLUX FOOD series includes the drum and container pumps FP 427 FOOD and FP 430 FOOD and the eccentric worm-drive pump F 560 FOOD. All FOOD pumps are in stainless steel. They cover a wide range of applications from low to high viscosity fluid transfer and are easy to dismantle and clean. Moreover, the FP 430 FOOD drum pump features explosion protection for the transfer of alcohols.
Different risk assessments in EU and the US (FDA)
There are differences in terms of the risk assessment of the approved substances in the EU compared to the requirements made by the American Food and Drug Administration (FDA). The new pumps of the FLUX FOOD series comply with both the EU Regulation 10/2011 and the FDA requirements which means major advantages especially for globally active companies.
3A pumps for the US market
In contrast to the EU Regulation and the FDA requirements, the certification in accordance with the 3A Sanitary Standards required for the USA also focuses on special requirements in terms of the pump design. Already since 1995, FLUX has been offering pumps of the F 427 and F 560 series which both meet the FDA requirements and are 3A-certified.