What is a “food contact safe” Anti Set Off Powder?
Many Anti Set Off powder manufacturers claim their product is “food contact safe”.
What does “food contact safe” exactly mean? In the broadest terms, it means the base raw material does not contain any gluten. However, the claim does not cover the manufacturing process where contamination can occur. It also must be noted that it does not include other raw materials used such as coating or flow agents which are not what would be described as “Food Safe”.
How to avoid problems in this area?
Only use powders that are BRC approved. The BRC quality standards are the strictest and they are the reason why Food companies all follow this standard. That is because the BRC standards require full traceability on all raw materials, a strict manufacturing process and quality checking throughout. Archem PRS holds the coveted “AA” rating with BRC which is your guarantee of absolute quality and the highest achievable. In fact, Archem PRS Ltd has no gluten-based raw materials on-site, all the coating, flow agents and other raw materials are certified food safe too. All this means peace of mind and easy quality audits for the end-user.