Safety is a primary concern for food manufacturers. Contamination can result in costly product recalls, production down time and regulatory investigations. Next to the loss of time and money, contamination issues can seriously harm the brand’s reputation. In the battle against food contamination, food grade lubricants play an important role. Lubricants are an essential component of food handling equipment but may pose a potential risk of cross-contamination with food products. Given that not all incidental food contact can be ruled out, it is important to use properly evaluated lubricants. NSF International is an independent, third-party organization that offers product registration for nonfood compounds such as lubricants so that food processors can see exactly where and how the product can be used safely in food processing plants.
CRC offers a range of NSF H1 registered food grade lubricants. H1 lubricants are certified for incidental food contact during processing in food processing areas. They are made with ingredients that pose no danger to humans. All CRC lubricants with H1 classification are indicated with a green H1 dot so that food processors can easily verify that this lubricant is safe to use in a food processing area.
To reduce the risk of food contamination even more, CRC has equipped its H1 lubricants with the Perma-Lock actuator. Focusing on prevention, Perma-Lock is a one-piece, 2-way actuator with a built-in straw that locks into place. No more lost caps, nozzles or straws, that can lead to costly shutdowns and recalls.