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Bel-Ray Industrial Lubricants Receives New Zealand Food Safety Authority Approval

March, 2011

Bel-Ray Industrial Lubricants offer a wide range of non-toxic food grade lubricants for the "clean" industries such as food, beverage, pharmaceutical and personal care products.  They are NSF H1, HT1 or 3H registered.  Most of them are sold under “No-Tox” trade names.  Now, NZFSA (New Zealand Food Safety Authority) has approved Bel-Ray No-Tox HD Grease 1 and Bel-Ray No-Tox Minus 90 Grease under their C 15 code of “Approved Maintenance Compounds (Non-Dairy) Manual”.  C 15 approved may also be used for C 11 and C 13 applications.  To check the approval list, go to http://www.foodsafety.govt.nz/registers-lists/maintenance-compounds/index.htm.

About NZFSA C15

  1. This is permitted to be used during processing of food to lubricate moving parts of equipment whereby the lubricated surface is either an integral part of the food contact surface, or is contiguous with the food contact surface and contamination could result from bearing seal leakage.
  2. The equipment is to be maintained, including the application of lubricants, according to the specifications of the equipment manufacturer.
  3. Only sufficient lubricant is to be used to achieve the desired effect.
  4. When used in the manner permitted, all lubricated surfaces are to be maintained according to requirements for sanitation of food contact surfaces. Where necessary the relevant parts of the equipment must be dismantled to inspect the adequacy of cleaning.
  5. When used in any other manner that may result in incidental contamination of a food surface, the surface is to be cleaned by washing to ensure no free substance remains that could be transferred to food being processed.
  6. The requirements of C 15:

This compound must conform to the compositional requirements of Title 21 Part 178.3570 of the United States Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) (this does not require the lubricant to be approved against this CFR).  This includes the use of substances generally recognized as safe (GRAS) for use in food and substances used in accordance with the provisions of a prior sanction or approval (in CFR 21).