Industrial lubricants in the food industry are not subject to extensive regulation. As a result foodstuff manufacturers often look to U.S. legislation as a standard to adopt. Prior to 1998, U.S. lubricant formulation approvals were administered by the USDA. To gain approval, a lubricant manufacturer had to prove that all the ingredients in the formulation were allowable substances; in accordance with the Guidelines of Security Code of Federal Regulations (FDA 21 CFR §178.3570 - Lubricants with incidental food contact).
To become an NSF registered product, the NSF review the product against the NSF Registration Guidelines for Proprietary Substances and Nonfood Compounds which includes 21 CFR and other regulatory requirements. NSF Registrations can be completed by ingredient suppliers and final lubricant formulators for assurances throughout the supply chain. Registrations are then made according to the relevant product category; HX-1 Ingredients for use in H1 lubricants (incidental contact) and H1 Lubricants – General incidental contact.
We offer a broad range of products that are approved under the FDA 21 CFR §178.3570 – Lubricants with incidental food contact and/ or have NSF registration as an ingredient for use in lubricants with incidental food contact (HX-1). Our industry leading product offering covers a wide viscosity range (ISO 15 – ISO 320), an offering which also includes products with excellent oxidation stability properties for high temperature applications or for long-life lubricating fluids.
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