Food Grade Lubricants
- Special lubricants
The food grade lubricants that Bardahl produces are NSF approved. The NSF (National Sanitation Foundation), founded in 1944, is an American institution that sets standards and issues certificates for food, water and consumer goods. The NSF is an independent, nonprofit organization.
The role of the NSF:
• Checking whether a product meets the regulations
• Check the ingredients and formulation
• Check the packaging and labeling
The NSF has two types of certificates:
• NSF H1: products used in the food industry where incidental contact food is possible.
Lubricants with a H1 certificate are made of materials that have been released by the F.D.A. (Food and Drug Administration, food and druks agency) . The F.D.A. is a so called a positive list (21 CFR 172 878). When a substance is on this list it means that there is no risk if there is contact with food.
Note: The contact of H1 lubricants with food needs, almost naturally, to be reduced to a minimum. This is the amount that is needed for the machine to work properly. So the lubrication should be sufficient, but not too much.
• NSF H2: products used in the food industry, without any incidental contact with food products.
Check the NSF-certificates at any time, on the official website: http://www.nsf.org
InS is a European organization responsible for registration of H1 lubricants and other products. InS Services determines whether a component is suitable for incidental food contact. This standard also defines the appropriate doses.
Bardahl let lubricants certify by InS which, by their specific composition, form no danger to human health when they occasionally come into contact with food. Although the lubricants are H1, contact with food should be limited and in very small quantities. Too much pollution means that the food may not be used for consumption.
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