The term "food safe" refers to materials and products that can safely come into contact with food without endangering the health of consumers. In the context of bulk sampling, this means that all materials that come into contact with the bulk material must be food safe if the bulk material is intended for food or feed.
This could affect a number of components in a sampling system, including:
- Sampling equipment: The equipment used to collect samples must be made of food-grade materials. This could be, for example, stainless steel, which is often used in the food industry.
- Transport containers: Containers or bags used to transport the samples must also be food safe.
- Detergents: All detergents used to clean the sampling equipment must also be food safe.
The use of food-safe materials and products is crucial to ensure the safety and quality of food and feed . It helps to avoid contamination of samples with harmful substances and ensures that sampling and analysis provide accurate and reliable results.
In many countries, there are strict regulations for materials and products that are allowed to come into contact with food. Therefore, it is important to ensure that all materials and products used comply with the relevant regulations.