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#1 buknoy1408

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Posted 23 January 2017 - 05:34 AM

HI, can any one help me regarding sample procedure in using food grade lubricants on machines during preventive maintenance.

 

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Posted 23 January 2017 - 08:56 AM

Hello buknoy,

 

There is no difference in procedure in applying food grade and non-food grade grease or oil. Just see to it you use grease gun for food grade grease only and labeled to avoid mix up. Need a CoA and COC of the product from manufacturer.  Some standard need certification that the grease is processed/produced in allergen-free environment.

 

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Posted 23 January 2017 - 11:33 AM

Hi, buknoy1408;

 

In addition to what redfox has posted you should keep the lubricant current SDS on file in appropriate locations, have it on a register for approved use, and have some written oversight procedure as to the prevention of excessive lubrication (i.e. daily check for 'loose' or 'dripping' lubricant over or on processing lines):  'Food grade' can still mean foreign body contamination/adulterated food.

 

Of course local regulations and 3rd party standards apply.

 

 


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Posted 24 January 2017 - 12:41 AM

Hello buknoy,

 

There is no difference in procedure in applying food grade and non-food grade grease or oil. Just see to it you use grease gun for food grade grease only and labeled to avoid mix up. Need a CoA and COC of the product from manufacturer.  Some standard need certification that the grease is processed/produced in allergen-free environment.

 

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Hi Redfox,

 

Thanks for the reply, I will just include the use of food grade lubricants on our PM Procedure.



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Posted 24 January 2017 - 12:42 AM

Hi, buknoy1408;

 

In addition to what redfox has posted you should keep the lubricant current SDS on file in appropriate locations, have it on a register for approved use, and have some written oversight procedure as to the prevention of excessive lubrication (i.e. daily check for 'loose' or 'dripping' lubricant over or on processing lines):  'Food grade' can still mean foreign body contamination/adulterated food.

 

Of course local regulations and 3rd party standards apply.

HI Slab,

 

Thanks for your info






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