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What Is Food Grade Lubricant?

The food and beverage industry in which production efficiency need to be improved while maintain safety and cleanliness. Health concerns are rising on the usage of inappropriate lubricants in the manufacturing of various food-type products. It is very vital to use food grade lubricants in food production facilities to avoid product pollution and unnecessary costs related to it.

Benefit of Food Grade Lubricant

1.  The High Cost of Contamination

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) prohibit any food contamination by a non-food-grade lubricant. Under the FDA Food Safety Modernization Act, each owner, operator or agent in charge of a food facility is required to identify and implement preventive measures to substantially minimize and prevent food-safety hazards.

  • Loss of market share due to negative publicity and declining consumer confidence.
  • Extra efforts needed to help rebuild the company’s reputation, brand image and market share

 

2. Help Protect the Food and Your Company

Using food-grade lubricants can help protect consumers and your company from the health, safety and financial risks of lubricant contamination. And thanks to recent technological advancements in the lubrication industry, products are available that offer the benefits of food-grade formulation without sacrificing performance.

3. Lubricants used in the food industry

H1 – Lubricants may have incidental contact with food. Formulations may only contain certain base stocks, additives and thickeners as specified by FDA regulations. In the event of incidental contact, contamination of food by H1 lubricant must not exceed 10 parts per million.

H2 – Lubricants may only be used where there is no possibility of contact with food. Their formulations do not face the restrictions applicable to H1 lubricants. However, H2 lubricants cannot contain carcinogens, mutagens, teratogens, mineral acids or intentionally heavy metals such as antimony, arsenic, cadmium, lead, mercury or selenium.

H3 – Lubricants may only contain edible oils that satisfy FDA 21 CFR 172.860 (such as corn, soybean or cottonseed oils), certain mineral oils that meet FDA 21 CFR 172.878, and oils generally recognized as safe (GRAS) under either FDA 21 CFR 182 or FDA 21 CFR 184. H3 lubricants are typically used to clean and prevent rust on hooks, trolleys and other such equipment.

Certificate of BLP Food Grade Product

Huskey                                                                                                                  LSC Guardsman

                                              

 

 BRAND PRODUCT NAME Food Grade Categories
HUSKEY HUSKEY HILO OIL

H-1

 

HUSKEY HTL 500 GREASE
HUSKEY HTL 500 ULTRA LOW GREASE
HUSKEY LUBE O SEAL GREASE
HUSKEY 350 SILICONE GREASE
LCS GUARDSMAN CRSTAL GREASE

USP WHITE OIL

H-1 and H3

FM HYDRAULIC OIL

H-1 and H-2

FM GEAR OIL

 

 

 

 

 

 


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