Food & Beverage Hose
Food and beverage hoses are some of our best selling products for our distributors. Hose styles for the food and beverage industry have always been a focus for us. Unisource food and beverage hose is constructed using FDA grade materials. Our rubber hose with white food-grade liners rank with the industry’s finest. Vinyl/PVC hose specs with food-grade materials are our economical and light weight choice. The most severe food hose applications will involve elevated temperatures and/or easy-to-contaminate media. Our FEP lined rubber hoses are ideal for these situations. Unisource clear polyurethane hoses are ideal for abrasive food media, providing extended life and flexibility. Unisource is actively involved in the food industry and the with the various rules agencies. Ask about our food hose specs to meet 3-A, NSF 51, and USDA standards.
Unisource has food and beverage hose that meets industry standards where applicable. Typical references include:
- 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 CFR170 – 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.
- 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.
Contact your nearest Unisource location regarding our food and beverage hose line. Our Sanitary Hose line is a unique product set and is sold exclusively to our sanitary products distributors throughout North America. Contact us is you would like more information on our Sanitary Hose distribution program