The U.S. Food and Drug Administration strictly regulates the safety and security of any product used in direct or indirect contact with what the public ingests, from food and drinks to drugs and supplements.
MBK Tape Solutions is an experienced producer of custom food grade adhesives that comply with FDA regulations for direct and indirect food contact, such as those used with packaging, processing, or transporting pharmaceutical and food products. We help nutraceutical, pharmaceutical, and food manufacturers and processors comply with government regulations. Our food safe adhesives, tapes, and materials ensure FDA compliance while improving efficacy, efficiency, and productivity within your packaging and processing operation.
What Are the FDA Regulations for Food-Safe Adhesives?
FDA-approved adhesive tapes are those that are considered food safe according to FDA Title 21 CFR 175, which covers the compliant hide glue, hot melt, epoxies, liquid-based glue, silicone adhesives, and pressure-sensitive adhesives like labels. Other regulations concerning substances that may come into contact with food include FDA Title 21 CFR 177 that addresses substances like film backing and resins that could be used in preparing, packaging, processing, treating, sorting, holding, or transporting pharmaceuticals, nutraceuticals, or food products. These guidelines not only regulate which adhesive products may be used but how they are applied and what type of physical contact is permissible.
According to section 175.105, manufacturers must make sure that food is separated from adhesives by a barrier or separated based on food type. For example, dry food is limited by quantity, and fatty or aqueous foods cannot exceed trace amounts at edges and seams, according to the limits of the Good Manufacturing Practices (GMPs). MBK Tape’s food-safe adhesives comply with all the above regulations. They are used in many applications, including:
- Manufacturing & Processing
MBK converts many food-grade adhesive tapes designed to comply with FDA regulations for substances that are not intended to be added to food but may come into contact with it through packaging or processing. They offer many advantages, from printability, aggressive adhesion for a variety of surfaces, exceptional UV, heat, moisture resistance, different color options, and many other features. Our wide selection of FDA-compliant products is safe and effective. These food-safe adhesives and films are designed to improve productivity, reduce waste, and eliminate contamination concerns.
Examples of our pharmaceutical adhesives and FDA-approved adhesive tapes include:
- Adhesive Transfer Tapes
- BOPP Films
- PET films
- Direct Food Contact Tapes
- Indirect Food Contact Tapes
- Variety of colors
- FDA Pharmaceutical Tapes
- Label Products
- Protective Films
- PTFE Coated Fabrics & Films
- Reclosable Fasteners
- Single and Double Coated Tapes
- UHMW & HDPE Films & Foams
MBK Tape Solutions has vast experience and a highly trained team of experts that can design and manufacture a custom solution to meet even the most demanding needs for your applications. We offer many custom services to help streamline and reduce costs for your manufacturing processes. Our tape converting capabilities extend to die-cut parts, slit rolls, and printing based on customer requirements. When you contact us, our team can work with you to understand your unique needs and show how we can help you with our adhesive solutions.
Depend Upon Food Grade Adhesives From MBK Tape Solutions
Many industries are subject to the FDA regulations for food-grade adhesives. At MBK, our entire operation is devoted to providing food-safe adhesives for our many customers, so they can continue to concentrate on manufacturing their products. Our product offering includes FDA-approved tapes, adhesives, films, and labels with a variety of characteristics to fit almost any specification. For those few applications that need something particular, our expertise extends to designing custom solutions.
We have over 50 years of experience manufacturing tape solutions. Our expertise lies in converting and fabricating films, foams, and adhesive tapes into aids for assembly as well as component parts and finished goods. If you have any questions about our services or products, please contact us today. To take advantage of our innovative solutions, complete our RFQ Request Form.