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Food Grade Pump Guide

Application Guide: Food Grade Pumps

Food Grade Pumps are high quality pumps designed to conform to strict hygienic standards for the Food, Beverage, Pharmaceutical and Cosmetics Industries. At TS Pumps we offer a full range of versatile sanitary pumps suitable for a number of different applications.


What do I need from a Food Grade Pump?

Food Grade Pumps are required to meet strict standards, ensuring that the entire pump is sanitary, not just the seals. This means the pump is manufactured from a high-quality metal such as Stainless Steel AISI 316L and has a high-grade finish for the pump’s surfaces.

It’s easy to ensure that the pump you’re purchasing has been manufactured to hygienic standards because it will have an FDA or EHEDG certification. It’s important to reiterate that seals can be FDA approved whilst the rest of the pump is not. In this instance, this means the pump is not hygienic and should not be used on food-grade applications.


Guaranteed Hygiene Standards

What is FDA?

FDA logo

FDA Logo


FDA is the US Food and Drug Administration. An FDA Certification verifies that a product has been manufactured to meet high standards set out to ensure products being consumed or coming into close contact with humans have been treated by hygienic machinery.

What is EHEDG?




EHEDG stands for European Hygienic Engineering & Design Group. EHEDG standards guarantee that machinery has been designed and manufactured hygienically. This certification also ensures that hygiene and maintenance processes are maintained, allowing the pumps to support Clean in Place (CIP) or Sterilisation in Place (SIP). EHEDG proves that the pump has been tested for the application and has also been cleanability tested.

Why do I need FDA or EHEDG certification?

FDA compliance relates to the elastomers and plastic parts within a pump, whereas the EHEDG certification guarantees that the whole pump is certified and tested for use within a hygienic environment. For this reason, EHEDG is a higher standard than FDA. Typically, Sanitary Pumps are used in the Food and Beverage industries whereas EHEDG pumps are more often used in the pharmaceutical industry as they are generally a higher spec.


What Food Grade Pumps do we supply?

Pomac Pumps:

Pomac Pumps are a Dutch company specialising in Food Grade Pumps. Their full range is EHEDG rated ensuring the highest possible sanitary pump standards.

Food Grade Pomac Pump

Pomac Pump


Our Pomac Pumps range includes, but is not limited to:

We supply a full range of Hygienic Process Pumps suitable to a wide range of industries across multiple applications.

Diaphragm Pumps:

Aseptic diaphragm Pump from Tapflo

Aseptic diaphragm Pump from Tapflo


We distribute 3 types of Food Grade Diaphragm Pumps:

Flexible Impeller Pumps:

The full range of Flexible Impeller Pumps available on our website can be used for food grade applications. These pumps are extremely versatile with various installation options, including the pump head having the ability to be rotated into 5 different positions.

Flexible Impeller Pump

Flexible Impeller Pump


For more technical information and features, visit our Flexible Impeller Pump Guide or the Flexible Impeller product pages.

Hygienic Centrifugal Pumps:

Hygienic Centrifugal Pump

Hygienic Centrifugal Pump

In addition to the Hygienic Centrifugal Pumps available from Pomac Pumps, we also supply other Hygienic Centrifugal and Hygienic Self-Priming Centrifugal Pumps.

Peristaltic Pumps:

Peristaltic Pumps are a great option for hygienic applications, as the only part of the pump that comes into contact with the product is the hose. This means a Peristaltic Pump can easily be switched to a food-grade pump by swapping out the hose for an FDA approved hose such as our NR Food or NBR Food hoses. Check out our Peristaltic Pump hose options.

CIP Peristaltic Pump

Peristaltic Pump


Within our range, we also supply a CIP Peristaltic Pump which is perfect for ensuring your pump’s hygiene is maintained.


Our Food Grade Pump range is made from high-quality materials and has a high-grade surface finish meaning you can rely on any of our pumps. Plus, with FDA or EHEDG certification you can guarantee the quality of our pumps meet strict sanitary standards. Choose quality with TS Pumps. Call us today for a pumping solution perfect for your food application.

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