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Bel-Ray Company - Articles and news items

New multi-purpose dry film lubricant approved for use in “Clean Industry” Applications

Featured news  •  8 October 2013  •  Bel-Ray Company

Polytetrafluoroethylene which offers one of the lowest coefficients of friction against a solid surface…

Food Grade Lubricants supplement 2013

Issue 4 2013, Supplements  •  2 September 2013  •  Ashlee Breitner, Muhammad Munir Chaudry

Avoiding labelling confusion
Ashlee Breitner Business Unit Manager, NSF Nonfood Compounds Registration
Halal certification guidelines for food grade lubricants
Muhammad Munir Chaudry President and Halal Administrator, Islamic Food and Nutrition Council of America

Food grade lubricants and the ELGI – NLGI

Issue 4 2008  •  3 December 2008  •  Anuj Mistry, TLP Development Manager, Bel-Ray Company, Inc. and Chairman of ELGI- NLGI Food Grade Lubricants Working Group

Lubricants to be used in the production, processing, packaging and distribution of food, beverages, pharmaceuticals, personal care products and any other ‘clean’ products may be registered as meeting certain criteria that make them safe for use in these industries. A lubricant qualifies as food grade when, in the event of contamination, it is present in no more than 10 milligrams per kilogram of the foodstuff in question. It must also not cause any physiological hazard or affect the food’s odour and taste in any way.

Food grade lubricants – are they environmentally friendly and biodegradable?

Issue 2 2007, Past issues  •  23 May 2007  •  Dr Mary Moon, Bel-Ray Company, Inc

Needs unique to the food processing industry have motivated the development of food grade lubricants.1-4 These lubricants are formulated to minimise risks associated with unavoidable occasional trace contamination in food and beverages. Well-defined regulations specify standards for food grade lubricants in certain nations.1,5 A new international standard for food processing hygiene will stimulate more widespread regulation and use of these products throughout the world.6


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