REACH is the Regulation for Registration, Evaluation, Authorization and Restriction of Chemicals. It entered into force on 1st June 2007 to streamline and improve the former legislative framework on chemicals of the European Union (EU). REACH places greater responsibility on industry to manage the risks that chemicals may pose to the health and the environment.
CPC’s REACH Position Statement (PDF)
NSF International, based in Ann Arbor, Michigan, develops and publishes consensual criteria that govern the acceptability of materials and equipment used in food and beverage processing. They also do testing to verify the performance of materials or devices to their published criteria. CPC lists many of its product lines under the criteria of NSF/ANSI Standards, which governs components used in food and beverage contact applications.
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The U.S. Food and Drug Administration publishes, through the Code of Federal Regulations, standardized criteria that govern the acceptability of materials used in food contact. The U.S. Department of Agriculture publishes similar standards that mirror FDA criteria. Neither agency approves or disapproves products for particular applications. Most of CPC's products are made using resins that comply with applicable FDA or USDA standards. When necessary, the standard o-ring seals are replaced with specific, recognized materials.
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