All capsules containing membrane media are preflushed with purified water to reduce extractable. GVS capsules made with Polypropylene housings are food compliant (FDA/EU), as restrictions may apply depending on the final application, it is the end user's responsibility to determine full compliance. All capsules pass class VI toxicology testing and are integrity tested prior to shipment. Capsule filters are available in sterile and non-sterile versions. The capsules are available with the following connections: 3/8 inch hose barb, 1/4 to 1/2 inch stepped hose barb, 1/4 inch NPTM, 1/2 inch NPTM, and 1.5 inch sanitary flange. All units are packaged in low particulate plastic bags and individual boxes. Sterile units are shrink wrapped and include a sterility indicator.