How can a lubricant become a food additive? Whether through leaks, excessive lubrication or messy application during maintenance, food-grade lubricants can inadvertently become indirect food additives. In today’s fast-paced production environment, lubrication safety audits, selecting and implementing premium-quality food-grade lubricants and proper lubrication programs are all proactive steps towards a safe, efficient and hygienic processing facility, all while increasing profitability.

A lubrication safety audit should be performed every three years, ensuring proper equipment lubrication, improved performance and the opportunity for lubricant consolidation, thus lowering the cost of inventory and the misapplication of lubricant.

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