“CFR 21 FDA 177.2600” is a code that many Americans are familiar with, as it indicates the FDA's law that regulates food additives.
The FDA (Food and Drug Administration) is the US government organization that supervises and regulates safety of food and medication (and cosmetics too), both for human and animal consumption.
In order to export products for the food sector to the US, it's mandatory to follow FDA's standards, which cover not only food per se, but also all the materials that are used in its production.
In the FDA's law quoted above, these materials are called "indirect additives" as they come to contact with food, although they’re not added directly to it. Cividac's stainless steel vessels for the food sector are part of this category.
Since there’s no such thing as a FDA certification, we obtained one issued by the NSF (National Sanitation Foundation), the most important food certification organization in the world.
FDA’s compliance is also required for all the additional components of our vessels, such as valves and gaskets. As we don’t produce these parts directly, the ones we buy from our suppliers are already equipped with NSF certification.
The result is a finished product that follows, in all its parts, FDA's strict standards. That is a further demonstration of Cividac's reliability in any sector we operate.