Food grade lubricants - Articles and news items
In this supplement: A food industry perspective (Ricardo Luna, Nestlé Product Technology Center); What’s driving the need for registered food grade lubricants (Ashlee Breitner, NSF International); Roundtable…
Issue 4 2016 • 18 August 2016 • Eduard M. Stempfel, Global Product Manager and Application Specialist, FUCHS LUBRITECH GmbH
Within the FUCHS Group, FUCHS LUBRITECH, based in Kaiserslautern, Germany, is the expert for special application lubricants. A team of more than 500 specialists around the world work to meet the industry needs. Service is a crucial and fundamental component of the offering…
In this supplement: Rabbi Hillel Royde discusses kosher certification for food grade lubricants, Ashlee Breitner from NSF looks at 360° of safety, and our roundtable discusses contamination risks, regulation, expansion into other markets and allergens…
With featured articles from NSF International on the guidelines for segregation within production and from the H1 Global Food Lubricants Workgroup at ELGI on the future of lubricants in food production…
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
Dispelling the myths surrounding food grade lubricants (Sarah Krol, Managing Director, Food Equipment & Nonfood Compounds, NSF International)
Certifying food grade lubricants as halal
(Kamarul Aznam Kamarozaman, Editor, HalalMedia.net)
Food Grade Lubricants Roundtable
H1 food lubricants in the industry (Andre Adam, H1 Global Food Lubricants Workgroup Chair, ELGI3)
The new Food Information Regulation – what impact will it have on your business? (Pete Martin, Head of Trading Law (EMEA) NSF International)
Issue 1 2011 • 3 March 2011 • Jessica Evans, NSF Nonfood Compounds, Registration Manager, NSF
On 4 January 2011, United States President Barack Obama and Congress passed the Food and Drug Administration Food Safety Modernisation Act into law. This measure reflects a significant change in the United States food safety laws. This legislation mandates preventive measures by growers, processors and distributors, providing for increased inspections and gives the FDA greater regulatory authority. The specific areas of focus will be hazard analysis, validation and ensuring verification systems are in place.
This new U.S. regulation will have far-reaching implications for the global food supply chain. In addition to stricter measures for U.S. processors, the regulation establishes new requirements for labelling, import, supplier qualification programmes and mandatory recall authority.
Issue 4 2010 • 26 August 2010 • Sarah Krol, General Manager, NSF Internatinal
For decades, manufacturers, retailers and trade organisations have emphasised voluntary compliance of government food safety standards with a strong focus on product safety. Today, global retailers and manufacturers are working to find common ground with schemes that focus on the quality and effectiveness of the underlying management systems involved in the production of food products.
One question facing food processors today is how will they ensure that the chemical compounds, processing aids and products they procure globally, meet the demands of a robust food safety scheme? In this article, we consider this challenge as it relates specifically to food grade lubricants, an integral component of modern processing technology.
The use of food-grade lubricants has revolutionised the food manufacturing process, making it possible to increase productivity, improve food safety and protect metal surfaces from corrosion and wear. They withstand extreme temperatures and can be designed for specialised applications. So what does the future hold for these Titans of the food production process?
Recalls of food and beverage products due to contamination concerns have risen significantly over the last decade. Considering that recalled products can be devastating to a brand and potentially harmful to consumers, it is not surprising that the U.S. Food Processing 2008 Annual Manufacturing Trends Survey indicated that food and beverage processors’ number one concern is food safety, more so than energy, labour issues or environmental concerns.
This trend extends far beyond the United States, impacting regions all around the world. In today’s current global economic climate, food and beverage processors are under more pressure than ever to ensure the safety of their products, protect their brand reputation, enhance their company’s productivity and expand profit margins in the face of tightening economic times.
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