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Posted by munish on September 19, 2000 at 02:49:53:

In Reply to: Re: FOOD GRADE STEAM posted by Jeff on February 16, 2000 at 13:06:01:

: : I would like to receive some detail regarding the definition of "food grade" steam (steam suitable to be used in the food industry).
: : It would be interesting also to receive some information in regard to the chemicals (additives such as pH adjuster or O2, CO2 neutralizers) that are approved from FDA, USDA for the use in the steam/condensate system of a food industry

: Here's a clip from website
: See Code of Federal Regulations, discuss with Chemical specialists,

: Most boiler systems require the addition of water treatment
: chemicals to prevent the buildup of scale on the boiler tubes and to
: prevent corrosion in the boiler system. When the comes
: into contact with the lacf, through direct injection of the
: into the food; during the exhausting of containers in a
: exhaust box; through injection of : containers to form a vacuum, or through any other means, the
: boiler additives must be approved for use as a food additive and
: labeled for that use as per Title 21 CFR Part 173.310, Boiler
: Water Additives.

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