Why 304 Stainless Steel Is Food Safe

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If you own a company that handles food, you know how important health regulations are. For years, Alliant Metals has been working with companies to provide them quality stainless steel products, like food-grade 304 stainless steel. Our products are perfect for areas that need a little extra to keep customers happy and food safe. Here’s what you need to know about food-grade stainless steel!


Nontoxic and non-absorbent 


One of the essential aspects of stainless steel? Products or food won’t absorb it, and vice versa! Therefore, you don’t have to worry about it picking up any impurities from the steel itself. Also, stainless steel can have finishes and polishes applied to surfaces to avoid cross-contamination between different products, food, and the steel itself.


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Increases sanitization


Metal surfaces with protective seals lead to safer environments for food products. Why? Unlike other materials, 304 stainless steel doesn’t harbor particles, bacteria, or other viruses transmitted between foods. For example, you’re less likely to transfer e. coli from one meal to the other with proper sanitization practices. Also, the nonporous surface means bacteria and disease is less likely to be a problem in cooking for food preparation environment.


No taste change


Ever taste coppery flavored water? Many different metals can transfer a metallic taste to the food and beverages that come into contact. But 304 stainless steel can often prevent this from happening when it’s maintained with proper care and maintenance.


It’s durable


Stainless steel is corrosion-resistant and flexible. Therefore, it can handle anything your kitchen or environment has to throw at it. You can rest assured knowing that your 304 stainless steel products will last a long time with proper care.


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304 stainless steel at Alliant Metals


If you’re interested in stainless steel products for the food and beverage industry, Alliant Metals is the place to call! We’re able to provide you high-quality products meeting your specific metal requirements. Give us a call today at 800-543-1453.

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