Which gaskets can I use for FDA or USDA applications?
Style 3500 (Fawn) and Style 3510 (Off-White) comply with FDA regulation 21CFR177.1550. They meet ingredient and extract requirements. The fillers are also acceptable under 21CFR177.2600 and coloring agents (where used) under 21CFR178.3297. The branding ink complies with 21CFR175.300. Style 3500 (Fawn) has USDA approval for direct contact in meat and poultry applications.
Style 3504 (Blue), Style 3565 (ENVELON™), and Style 3594 (Green) comply with FDA regulation 21CFR177.1550. They meet the ingredient and extract requirements. The filler is listed in the Food Chemicals Codex (FCC 3rd Edition) and is considered GRAS (generally recognized as safe – 21CFR170.30). The branding ink complies with 21CFR175.300.
Style 3522 (Clear) complies with FDA regulation 21CFR177.1550.
The ingredients for Style 3540 (Microcellular) and Style 3545 (Microcellular with Rigid Core) comply with FDA regulations 21CFR177.1550, 21CFR182.1, 21CFR182.1217, and 21CFR175.300. The branding ink complies with 21CFR175.300.
The PTFE resins used in Style 3535 PTFE joint sealant comply with FDA regulation 21CFR177.1550. The PSA tape used to hold the joint sealant material in place meets 21CFR175.105.