FDA/CFR Compliance: Polyethylene Tanks for Food and Beverage Operations

Stainless steel has long been the tank material of choice for storage in the food and beverage industry. Historically, businesses have been hesitant to choose polyethylene storage solutions, believing the porous resins would allow leaching and bacterial growth.

Now, with advanced resin technology, polyethylene offers FDA/CFR compliant storage with cost savings advantages for food and beverage operations.

Inside FDA/CFR Food and Beverage Compliance Guidelines and Specifications

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) specify the guidelines for food and beverage storage under Title 21, parts 176-177. The acceptable resins, additives, and tank composition guidelines are outlined. The FDA, as the governing body, does not inspect food and beverage storage tanks. They simply specify the material composition. It’s the responsibility of the business to comply with the guidelines.

Poly Processing offers resins compliant with FDA/CFR Title 21, parts 176-177 specifications. Please refer to the resin technical data sheets for the details.

Food and beverage industry leaders such as Campbell’s Soups and Anheuser-Busch enjoy the economical advantages and one-piece seamless construction Poly Processing polyethylene storage tanks offer.

Here are a few applications where Poly Processing tanks are currently used:

  • Wine and Beer storage and fermenting
  • CIP - Clean in place for food and beverage industry
  • Condiment storage and processing - Ketchup, Mustard, Hot Sauce, etc
  • Brining - Pickles, Olives, Brine making, etc
  • Salt storage
  • Cheese Processing
  • Ph adjustment for water treatment
  • Drinking water
  • Ingredient mixing and batching

Whether you are involved in Ph adjustment, clean in place systems, food and beverage storage, food and beverage processing, Poly Processing Company has a solution for your specific need.

Are you looking for a cost-effective, one-piece, FDA/CFR compliant storage solution for your food or beverage operation? Please contact a Poly Processing storage specialist for more information and a custom solution.

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