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Food Grade Lubricants Supplement 2012

5 September 2012 | By Andre Adam, Pete Martin

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)

Food Grade Lubricants supplement 2011

12 September 2011 | By Jessica Evans, Nonfood Compunds Registration Manager, NSF

Reduce chemical hazards in your food processing facility by Jessica Evans, Nonfood Compunds Registration Manager, NSF

Food Grade Lubricants: Invest now, save in the future

3 March 2011 | By 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…

The DNA of safer lubricants: product and systems certification

26 August 2010 | By 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…

NSF Registration

22 February 2010 | By Sarah Krol, General Manager, Nonfood Compounds Registration Program, NSF International

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…

Higher standards for hygiene

20 February 2009 | By 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…

Still key to safety in processing

13 June 2008 | By Sarah Krol, Business Unit Manager, NSF International

Increasingly, food safety regulators worldwide are increasing the enforcement of safety and hygiene requirements at the processor level. In recent years, food contaminations occurring at processing facilities have heightened public concerns about widespread foodborne illness outbreaks resulting from a single contamination incident.

NSF International’s food programs

13 June 2008 | By Sarah Krol, Business Unit Manager, NSF International and Greta Houlahan, Corporate Communications Manager, NSF International

Since its inception, NSF International has established itself as the company of standards – one that has been setting the bar in public health and safety for nearly 65 years. As a world leader in the testing and certification of products, NSF develops standards, tests products, certifies compliance as well…

A key factor in food safety: food grade lubricants

16 November 2007 | By Sarah Krol, NSF International

Of primary concern to today’s food manufacturers is the threat of food contamination resulting in regulatory enforcement, product recalls and consumer litigation. Food retailers and their branded suppliers fear instances of food contamination resulting in public notices, widespread food recalls, or even worse, consumer illness. Even before causation is demonstrated…

Certification, the future of food-grade lubricants

11 August 2006 | By Pat Presswood, Business Unit Manager, Nonfood Compounds Registration Program, NSF International

According to a recent research survey by Gantz Wiley Research, two of the leading issues facing the food processing industry today are regulations and food safety. As economies continue to grow, the need to move and supply safe food will also increase. With this said, regulations and programs must evolve…

Global listing program

31 January 2005 | By Kenji Yano, Ph. D., Business Unit Manager, Nonfood Compounds Registration Program, NSF International

With increased interest from food manufacturers to apply sanitary equipment design principles to their processes, many food processing equip- ment manufacturers now design and construct equipment with food safety in mind. Some of these considerations include the following: