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NSF/ANSI 61 overview

NSF/ANSI 61

What is NSF/ANSI Standard 61? NSF/ANSI 61 is a set of national standards that apply to drinking/potable water treatment. It sets out the rigorous requirements for the control of components that come into contact with drinking water or products used in the production of drinking water. It establishes the strict minimum health-effect requirements for the chemical derivatives such as impurities […]

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FDA Regulations

FDA – What is it? The Food and Drug Administration is the Federal Agency within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services responsible for overseeing the manufacturing and distribution of consumer products such as food, pharmaceuticals, electronic products that emit radiation, and medical devices together with the development of biological products such as cosmetics, products that treat allergies and […]

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Approvals, Standards and Regulations relating to sealing industry

Approvals Standards and Regulations relating to sealing industry

Sealing Industry Compliance Standards, Approvals, and Regulations M Barnwell Services continually endeavours to meet the requires of the customer and their applications. In certain industries and applications it is essential that products and services meet specific industry criteria. Standards, Approvals and Regulations for sealing products are usually defined as documents that provide requirements, specifications, guidelines, or characteristics that can be […]

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3-A 18-03 Sanitary Standards

3-A 18-03 Sanitary Standards

Sanitary Standards for Dairy 18-03 – “3-A Sanitary Standards for multiple-use rubber and rubber-like materials used as product contact surfaces in dairy equipment.”  Overview 3A standard has been formed by the US food and dairy industry, 3A Sanitary Standards Inc. It defines specifications and best practices for the project, manufacture, fitting, and use of hygienic equipment. It is globally established […]

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PPAP

What is PPAP

What is PPAP? M Barnwell Services provide ISIR (Initial Sample Inspection Report) and PPAP on selected items which consists of 5 levels, most commonly being 2/3. PPAP (Production Part Approval Process) is the automotive industry standard that ensures production specification and engineering design requirements are met. Providing PPAP documentation ensures that suppliers and customers have a precise understanding of the […]

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EC2023/2006 Regulation

EC2023/2006

Good Manufacturing Practice Regulation (EC) 2023/2006 Regulation EC2023/2006 of the European Parliament and of the Council. “Good manufacturing practice for materials and articles intended to come into contact with food” EC2023/2006 Regulation defines scope, definitions, quality assurance (QA) / quality control (QC) systems, and the documentation. Manufacturers should know that the EC1935/2004 Regulation defines the requirement for food contact material […]

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EC1935/2004 Regulation

EC1935/2004

Food Contact Materials Regulation (EC) 1935/2004 Previous requirements for Food Contact Materials (FCM) varied significantly from country to country. In 2004, the European Commission decided to establish a single piece of legislation to standardise it within the EU. They particularly focused on EC1935/2004, which controls the requirements on materials for food contact applications. M Barnwell Services provides a wide range […]

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USP Class VI

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What is USP? The U.S. Pharmacopeial Convention (USP) is a scientific organisation that focuses on setting and developing standards for healthcare, food ingredients, medications, dietary supplements, and medical technologies. What is USP Class VI? The sequence of tests is made up of six classes, and Class VI is deemed the most rigorous and thorough. USP Class VI applies to one […]

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KTW certification

KTW certification

What is KTW certification? Drinking water is one of the most controlled food products. The product materials in contact with drinking water can generate microbial growth and impurities/contaminants. This, in turn, creates a serious health risk and also a threat to the environment. KTW (Plastics in Drinking Water) KTW (plastics in drinking water, Kunststoff-Trinkwasser) is a publication of the German […]

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RoHS Directive

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RoHS Directive Overview What is RoHS? RoHS, also known as Directive 2011/65/EU, stands for Restriction of Hazardous Substances. Originated by the EU, it restricts the use of particular hazardous materials discovered in Electrical and Electronic Equipment (EEE). All corresponding products in the UK market must pass RoHS compliance. EU Directive 2011/65/EU (Restriction of the Use of Certain Hazardous Substances in […]

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