As of now, Graco is certified with the Food Contact Materials Regulation (EC) 1935/2004 for the SaniForce Piston Pumps and SaniForce Drum Unloaders.
Food contact materials (FCMs) are widely used in everyday life in the form of food transfer equipment, packaging, kitchen utensils, tableware, etc. When put in contact with food, the different materials may behave differently and transfer their constituents to the food. Thus, if ingested in large quantities, FCM chemicals might endanger human health, or change the food itself.
Therefore, food contact materials are subject to legally binding rules at EU level, currently laid down in Regulation (EC) No 1935/2004 which aims at ensuring FCM safety but also the effective functioning of the internal market in FCM goods. Because of this regulation more and more manufacturers in food & beverage require this new certification for their equipment.
Please note Graco were already qualified with the FDA and High Sanitation air operated diaphragm pumps.