United States


Applications – Food Industry

Strict hygienic requirements associated within the Food & Beverage industry require stainless steel drains in manufacturing facilities. ACO has an extensive reference list across these industries and can help deliver safe, hygienic and durable drains lasting the life of your product.

Meat, Poultry, & Plant Based Foods  

USDA’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) ensures that our nation’s meat, poultry, plant based foods and processed egg supply is wholesome, safe and properly labeled.  Protecting consumers from the dangers of E. coli, salmonella and other bacterial contamination is critical in food processing facilities.  ACO stainless steel drainage systems can help any facility meet the strict hygiene requirements to maintain a clean, bacteria free environment.


The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) operates a mandatory safety program for all fish and fishery products under the provisions of the Federal Food, Drug and Cosmetic (FD&C) Act, the Public Health Service Act, and related regulations.  The FDA program includes strict inspection, enforcement and compliance regulations to ensure consumer safety. ACO has extensive experience in this industry helping companies exceed safety requirements while maintaining cost efficient operations.

Pet Food 

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) regulates the manufacture of cat food, dog food, and pet snacks. The FDA’s regulation of pet food is similar to that for other animal foods. The Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FD&C Act) requires that all animal foods, like human foods, be safe to eat, produced under sanitary conditions, contain no harmful substances, and be truthfully labeled.  ACO stainless steel drains are installed at many pet food manufacturing facilities across the globe. We are experts in sanitary drainage systems and integrating hygienic cleaning processes with your operation.


The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) regulates and assists the U.S dairy industry. Dairy-related programs administered by USDA include Federal Milk Marketing Orders, risk management programs, dairy grading and standards. US Dairy operations are demanding environments with zero tolerance standards for bacteria and other food borne illnesses. Integrating ACO stainless steel floor drainage systems with hygienic cleaning principles will help reduce the risk of food borne illnesses.