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Lubricants - Articles and news items

Halal seal of approval for ROCOL FOODLUBE® products

Featured news  •  16 September 2015  •  ROCOL

ROCOL Lubricants has received Halal certification for products from its FOODLUBE® range…

ExxonMobil releases five-point plan for best practice grease selection

Industry news  •  21 July 2015  •  Victoria White

ExxonMobil has released a 5-point plan for best practice grease selection to assist food industry professionals in selecting the right grease for equipment…

Playing it safe with speciality lubricants

Featured news  •  13 March 2015  •  Klüber Lubrication

Klüber Lubrication to present its portfolio of lubrication solutions for all branches of the food-processing industry at AnugaFoodTec 2015…

Food safety comes to the fore in our latest issue of New Food

Issue 1 2015  •  9 March 2015  •  Simon Lott, Commissioning Editor, New Food

There is a safety theme running through our first issue of 2015, including our Food Safety Supplement and our Processing & Sensor Technology Supplement, which focuses on quality control. Our Food Grade Lubricants Supplement also features an article from NSF looking at the safe use of non-food compounds in processing and there are previews of two key safety-related events – the Food Safety Summit and the European Symposium on Food Safety…

Synthetic lubricants for tomorrow’s refrigeration

Featured news  •  4 August 2014  •  ExxonMobil

ExxonMobil’s solutions for the evolving refrigeration market…

An excellent track record

Issue 2 2009  •  1 June 2009  •  An interview with Ian Davidson of Exxon Mobil Lubricants & Petroleum Specialities

In the first of a two part series interview, Helen Difford, New Food, speaks with Ian Davidson of Exxon Mobil Lubricants & Petroleum Specialities about the company’s current role in the food industry.

Higher standards for hygiene

Issue 1 2009  •  20 February 2009  •  Sarah Krol, Business Unit Manager, NSF

Consumers today make well-informed choices about the food products they purchase. Savvy shoppers have access to a wealth of information and select their products based on brand recognition, nutritional labelling and differentiating attributes such as Certified organic, allergen-free and fair-trade. The food processing industry must continually evolve to keep pace with consumer expectations for safe, nutritional and innovative food products. For example, the demand for ready-to-eat food stuffs requires exceptional standards for cleanliness and hygiene in a food plant.

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.

 

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