What is "F.C.C. Grade", "USP Grade", and "ACS Reagent Grade" Ethanol?

The Food Chemical Codex (F.C.C.) is a collection of standards used to verify the characteristics and purity of food ingredients.  The F.C.C. was originally published by the Institute of Medicine from 1966 until 2006. In August 2006, the F.C.C. publication was assumed by USP.  USP is a nonprofit, science based, non-governmental, standards setting organization with a mission to improve global health through setting public standards for safety and quality.  Culinary Solvent 200 proof meets or exceeds the requirements set by the F.C.C. to be classified as a "F.C.C. Grade" ethanol.  Culinary Solvent 200 proof meets or exceeds the monograph requirements set by USP to be classified as a "USP Grade" ethanol.

The American Chemical Society (ACS) was founded in 1876, chartered by the US Congress, with a mission to advance the broader chemistry enterprise for the benefit of the Earth and its people (wow, that's a big mission!).  Culinary Solvent 200 proof food grade alcohol meets or exceeds the the requirements set by the Committee on Analytical Reagents of the American Chemical Society.

 

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