JACOB sets standards in food safety


As far as foods and other sensitive products are concerned, there is no compromising: no foreign bodies or substances are tolerated. This is where the JACOB FOOD GRADE line triumphs. It is the first modular pipework system to comply with the requirements of EC 1935/2004 and FDA regulations. In combination with DETECTABLE DESIGN, JACOB ensures absolute purity in your production line. Anything else is out of the question!

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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 pipework system consisting of over 3,000 products that meet the high requirements of the food industry. Our engineering experts have carefully tested all components that come into contact with food and have optimised their design and the material used.

Products from our FOOD GRADE line

QUICK CONNECT pull-rings
U-shaped seals
Welded pipes
Inspection pipes
Throttle valves with pneumatic rotary actuator
Pipe slide gates, hand-operated
Two-way distributors 45°, symmetrical, fitted with pneumatic rotary actuator
Turn-head distributors 45°

Our FOOD GRADE line components that come 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 vulcanised U-shaped seals are made without adhesives. They meet the European regulations EC 1935/2004 as well as the American food standards stipulated by the FDA and are highly resistant to mechanical loads, high temperatures, chemicals, and solvents. Wherever possible, we refrain from using adhesives. Where this is not possible, we use food grade adhesives.

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JACOB FOOD GRADE Line at a glance 

  • Compliance with European Regulation EC 1935/2004
  • Compliance with FDA regulations
  • Suitable for contact with foods
  • Made of stainless steels with a minimum grade of V2A/1.4301
  • Stainless steels not in contact with food meet at least 1.4301 (304) / 1.4307 (304L) quality standard
  • Over 3,000 products available
  • All components are tested and, if required, optimised
  • The U-shaped seals and ring seals are vulcanised (adhesive-free) and thus significantly more resistant to the materials being conveyed or extracted

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


To ensure your safety, help you identify which components are FOOD GRADE, and avoid any misunderstanding, only those products that are delivered together with a FOOD GRADE declaration of conformity are compliant.

When ordering, please remember:

  • to explicitly specify which components you wish to be FOOD GRADE compliant and
  • to ask for a FOOD GRADE declaration of conformity.

FOOD GRADE in operation – Our case studies

Have a look at our case studies to see where our FOOD GRADE products are used.

Jacob Pipework Systems in the Food Industry

For Südzucker, JACOB worked in collaboration with its distributor Kastenmüller, a specialist in mill and silo construction, to develop a custom distribution system. The task: Granulated sugar needed to be evenly distributed to the 12 outlets of a screening machine. All the components had to meet the specifications of EC 1935/2004, as well as American FDA food standards. The seals had to be detectable by metal detectors in order to ensure absolute product purity.

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Jacob Pipework Systems in the Food Industry

Bühler’s Bakery Innovation Center (BIC) covers a complete range of bakery processes – from conception to production. Pipes and components from JACOB were used for bulk material handling and exhaust air aspiration. Because the systems in question are used for processing foodstuffs, all the components used are from the particularly high-quality FOOD GRADE line. These fulfil the requirements of EC 1935/2004 and the FDA. Also part of the system: the blue U­shaped seals, which are metal detectable thanks to incorporated metal particles.

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Product brochure: FOOD GRADE – JACOB sets standards in food safety
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