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Machinery Lubrication September-October 2022

Machinery Lubrication magazine published by Noria Corporation

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32 | September - October 2022 | www . Proper storage and handling Adopting proper storage and handling of food-grade lubricants is another method to help prevent cross-contamination. Food-grade lubricants should be properly identified. It is a best practice to keep food-grade lubricants in separate storage, away from non-food-grade lubricants. Separating food-grade lubri- cants from conventional non-food-grade lubricants reduces potential lubricant contamination as well. Shelf life and storage guidelines can be obtained from your lubricant manufacturer. Generally, food-grade lubricants should always be stored in a cool, dry environment. e additives and ingredients used to formulate the product will determine the shelf life of the lubricant. Lubricant facilities must ensure that lubricants are properly labeled. Proper labeling and easily-accessible safety data sheets support correct product handling and usage. As an added safety measure, facilities could set apart designated containers, dispensers, and applicators for food-grade lubricants as well. Conclusion It is important to know how to identify food-grade lubricants, their different uses in food processing areas, storage and handling procedures and where they fit in a plant's HACCP plan. Food grade lubricants are specifically formulated to ensure optimal lubrication for machinery while minimizing the risk of lubricant cross-contamination. ML FOOD-GRADE LUBRICANTS

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