Reach the quality standards in the food industry with the right lubricants

Reach the quality standards in the food industry with the right lubricants

In the food industry, business success is strongly influenced by the quality of packaging, the composition of the foods and their processing under safe conditions. The crises of companies or factories producing food are due mostly to errors that lead to food contamination.

Given that such accidents put consumers' lives in danger, it is crucial that every owner of a factory in the food industry considers the means by which such situations can be avoided. Product safety and quality are the main reason why consumers will always return to your products.

Follow the quality standards required by the European legislation

Before using products for the lubrication or maintenance of the equipment, it is necessary to analyze their composition and quality. The European legislation on food hygiene requires standards that must be strictly observed. See below the most important of these standards:

  • Regulation no. 178/2002 of the European Parliament sets the general principles and requirements for food safety. Thus, the movement of healthy and safe food is required on the internal market. The same regulation also requires each producer's contribution to citizens' health and wellbeing. The precautionary principle is also invoked in order to eliminate any risk to consumers' lives.

  • The ISO 9001 standard must be observed by any company or factory in the food industry because it provides the fulfilment of quality conditions, the orientation towards the customer and the complete satisfaction of his needs.

  • IFS Version 6 is another standard that requires the transparency of any food producer or supplier. It involves the integration within the company of a quality management system, the implementation of a management system for resources of hygiene, protection, training and facilities, as well as the measurement, analysis and improvement of the production process.

Other important regulations you need to keep in mind are FSSC 22.000, on food safety standards and HACCP, a set of principles enacted for the purpose of imposing risk analysis in the food industry.

How to protect foods from contamination during production?

Even if your employees are trained to comply with the strictest hygiene rules and the above standards are observed, there are always other risk factors. One of the most important factors in the food industry is the foods contact with the equipment and machines used during production.

The protection of foods against contamination with toxic or harmful substances to the human body must be a priority constantly. Otherwise, the entire production is subject to a major risk.

Make sure that the products you use for cleaning and maintaining the equipment, machines and robots are safe and do not affect in any way your production.

Which lubricants are suitable for the refrigeration equipment?

Also, to reduce food waste, it is important to ensure the reliability of the refrigeration equipment. Thus, the storage of foods requiring refrigeration will be made under optimal safety conditions.

Given that most refrigeration systems use ammonia as a refrigerant to protect the entire system, you need lubricants retaining fluidity even at low temperatures, like the ones from the Mobil Gargoyle Arctic SHC range.

The Mobil SHC Polyrex Series - Proof of Performance in the food industry

In addition to reducing food waste, the Mobil SHC Polyrex greases demonstrated real capabilities to protect the equipment used in this sector. For example, by using the Mobil SHC Polyrex 462 grease, a unit processing sugar beet in Germany recorded savings of $ 23,000 annually, with spare parts and maintenance costs.

Basically, Mobil SHC Polyrex 462 was the only NSF H1 registered grease performing under the severe operating conditions existing in the processing unit.

Mobil SHC Cibus - the best choice for the large sectors in the food industry

In addition to the Mobil SHC Polyrex lubricants, Star Lubricants offers a wide range of oils and greases for food industry, products specifically designed to increase the productivity of the equipment used in this sector of the industry.

A product recommended by all experts in the field is Mobil SHC Cibus. This type of industrial lubricant is specifically designed to protect the equipment used in the food industry and it is one of the safest products on the market and can be used both in food and beverage production.

When using a high-quality product, like Mobil SHC Cibus, the advantages are numerous:

  • The risk of contamination is minimal
  • The equipment is protected against wear, rust, corrosion and oxidation
  • The lifespan of the equipment is extended

The lubricants are suitable for the equipment used in all areas of food production, such as:

  • Meat industry
  • Dairy industry
  • Pastry industry
  • Beverage industry
  • Food packaging industry

The lubricants for the food industry from the Mobil SHC Cibus series were formulated to provide exceptional performance to equipment for food and beverage processing, so that it can operate at full capacity for longer. In addition, Mobil SHC Cibus was formulated to minimize accidental contamination of food.

In addition to performance benefits, the lubricants from the Mobil SHC Cibus series meet the technical requirements of a very large number of equipment manufacturers, so they can be used to protect a high number of applications in the food industry.

Do you want to learn more about the right lubricants for the equipment in the food industry that help you achieve the quality standards imposed by the European norms?

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