Food Grade Line


JACOB sets standards in food safety


As far as foods and other sensitive products are concerned, there’s no compromising: foreign matters are off-limits. This is where the JACOB FOOD GRADE line triumphs. It is the first modular tubing system to comply with the requirements of EC 1935/2004 and FDA regulations. In combination with JACOB DETECTABLE DESIGN, JACOB ensures absolute purity of your product stream. Anything else is out of the question!


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Jacob Signet Food Grade
Suitable for contact with foods

Highest Standards for Sensitive Industries

When it comes to food, pharmaceutical and chemical products and other sensitive goods, the highest standards for safety and cleanliness must be met. JACOB meets this challenge with its JACOB FOOD GRADE line. Only products that are ideal for transporting hygiene-sensitive products carry our FOOD GRADE label. Our FOOD GRADE line is a modular stainless-steel tubing system consisting of over 3,000 products that meet the high requirements of the food industry. Our engineering experts have carefully tested all components coming into contact with food and optimised their design and material.


Our FOOD GRADE line components coming into contact with the product are made exclusively of stainless steels featuring a minimum grade of V2A/1.4301. This applies down to the last detail, such as the smallest screws. Our heat-sealed U-shaped seals are made without adhesives. They meet the European regulations as well as American food standards requested by the FDA and are highly resistant to mechanical loads, high temperatures, chemicals and solvents. Nearly all of our products are produced free of adhesives.

At a glance
  • In accordance with FDA regulations
  • In accordance with European Regulation EC 1935/2004
  • Suitable for contact with foods
  • Made of stainless steels with a minimum grade of V2A / 1.4301
  • Stainless steels in contact with food meet at least 1.4301 (304) / 1.4307 (304L) quality standard
  • Over 3,000 products
  • Heat-sealed, adhesive-free U-shaped gaskets and ring gaskets
Jacob Multi port diverter

What do you have to consider when ordering FOOD GRADE products?

To ensure your safety and to help you identify which components are FOOD GRADE, only those of our products which we deliver with a FOOD GRADE declaration of conformity are compliant. Please do not forget, when ordering to explicitly specify which components you wish to be FOOD GRADE compliant and to ask for a FOOD GRADE declaration of conformity. Take a look at our cataloge to see the full range of our FOOD GRADE products.
Have a look at our case studies to see where FOOD GRADE is used.

FOOD GRADE in operation – Our case studies

Case Study Buhler

The Bakery Innovation Center (BIC) of Buhler completely covers bakery processes – from conception to production. Tube and press­formed components by JACOB were used in the areas for bulk material handling and exhaust air aspiration. Because the systems in question are used for the processing of foodstuffs, components of the FOOD GRADE line were used exclusively. These fulfil the requirements of EC 1935/2004 as well as the FDA. Also included: the blue U-­shaped gaskets, which are metal detectable thanks to incorporated metal particles.

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Case Study Sudzucker

For Sudzucker, JACOB has worked in collaboration with its distributor, mill, and silo construction specialist Kastenmüller, to develop a custom distribution system. The task: Distributing granulated sugar. All components must meet the specifications of EC 1935/2004 regulations, as well as American FDA food standards. In case of a seal failure, they must be detectable by metal detectors to ensure absolute product purity.

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