Currently, food supply and food safety issues are given high priority globally. According to the World Health Organization, 10 percent of people become ill each year from eating contaminated food, with young children at particularly high risk.
Regulatory agencies in various countries have placed a high priority on food safety and have introduced laws and regulations to strengthen food supervision. For example, the U.S. Food Safety Modernization Act; China revised its Food Safety Law in June 2015, India strengthened its regulations on food contact materials, and Europe strengthened its “Metals and Metals Used in Food Contact Materials and Articles”.
Stainless steel designed for sanitation
Cleanliness is the key to sanitation. The smooth, glossy stainless steel surface is very easy to clean and can be maintained over time. It can withstand wear, impact and temperature fluctuations while inhibiting the accumulation of dirt and scale.
The self-healing passivation layer that naturally forms in stainless steel provides corrosion protection, rather than applying coatings that can be damaged and degraded. Stainless steel’s ability to be easily cleaned and disinfected allows for effective, simple removal of bacteria. Tests have shown that stainless steel has a low bacterial retention capacity, making it a very attractive material for the food industry. Even with repeated use, stainless steel has impeccable cleanliness. As a result, stainless steel meets strict hygiene standards at every stage. The corrosion resistance of stainless steel means that it is inert, does not alter the taste or odor of food or beverage products, and is resistant to lactic acid formed by the fermentation of acidic foods such as milk or tomatoes.
When designing or selecting equipment for the food industry, “hygiene” covers many aspects. Materials of manufacture must be resistant to the accumulation of process dust and must be easy to sanitize and clean between production runs. They must not corrode or provide food ingredients that are harmful to human health. Nickel-containing stainless steels meet all of these needs. Their formability, machinability and weldability allow stainless steels to be machined into complex shapes and components, and therefore have good tolerances, which is both practical and economical.
Stainless steels are suitable for a wide range of foods
Nickel-containing stainless steels are widely used in the food industry. Almost all food applications use austenitic stainless steels, including milk and beer. type 304 is the standard material; fish and meat products may require higher grades, such as type 316L; super austenitic steels can cope with extremely demanding conditions, such as soy sauce production. Its strong corrosion resistance and ease of cleaning make stainless steel durable and hygienic. These are two very valuable features in food processing.
Food safety has very strict requirements for hygienic conditions and nickel-containing stainless steel is a high quality and reliable guarantee for all links in the food chain. Today, more than 25% of total nickel production is used for stainless steel products related to the food and beverage industry.INOXCN GROUP CORPORTION is professional manufacturers of stainless steel products, we specialize in stainless steel products for more than 15 years!If you are interested in stainless steel products you can click on our website: www.inoxcngroup.com for more information.