A conveyor belt transports pasta onto the dosing belt of a packaging machine.
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Why H1?

Standard H1 lubricant concepts offer safety for food, pharmaceutical and cosmetic products

H1 lubricants for safety in the production of food­products, pharmaceutical­products and cosmetics

Very special requirements apply to lubricants used in the food industry. No compromises may be made with regard to the safety of the lubricants. H1 lubricants are lubricating oils and greases whose occasional, unintentional contact with food poses no risk to humans.

However, H1 lubricants are not only used where food, beverages or products from the pharmaceutical and cosmetics industries are processed and manufactured, but also in the production of their packaging. One example: The seal of a bearing in the gripper shaft of a printing machine is defective. During the printing process, the material to be printed is contaminated by dripping lubricant. If this material is used for the production of packaging in the food processing, pharmaceutical or cosmetics industries, the use of H1 lubricants is absolutely essential in this application, as this can safely rule out any risk to the consumer.

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Eliminate hazards with HACCP

Companies in the food processing industry know that the public is extremely sensitive when it comes to food safety. Therefore, no stone must be left unturned in the entire production chain to eliminate risks. German food legislation provides for the HACCP concept (Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Points) for this purpose. Among other things, the critical points in all stages of the production process are analyzed and evaluated in the sense of a Failure Mode and Effects Analysis (FMEA). The HACCP concept stipulates the mandatory use of H1 lubricants.

Safety counts. 48% of consumers surveyed are concerned about harmful additives in their food products.

Source: lfD Allensbach

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