NSF H1 lubricants - meaning and definition
Under the designation NSF H1, lubricants are defined which are approved for the food industry according to the organisation NSF (National Sanitation Foundation). These are lubricants in which unintentional, occasional contact with foodstuffs can occur. H1 lubricants may only consist of substances which have been awarded the NSF category code HX-1 and are on the positive list. They meet the requirements of FDA regulation 21 CFR 178.3570. Products with H1 approval must not present any health risks for humans or animals.
The independent US organisation NSF tests and registers substances and products for the food industry. In the case of lubricating oils, the base oils and additives are tested. The registration and the respective releases are recognized in the EU and internationally.
Our NSF H1 lubricants
ADDINOL has an extensive range of lubricants which have received the H1 certification. They can be used in many different ways as gear oil, hydraulic oil, compressor oil, etc. This makes them suitable for use in various plants in the food and beverage industry. In addition to NSF H1 certification, the lubricants are also kosher and halal.
In which applications are NSF H1 lubricants required?
NSF H1 approved lubricants are used for example in the following areas:
- Meat processing
- Dairy products
- Bakery products and grain processing
- Beverage production
- Processing of sugar
- Pharmaceutical sector
- Pet food
- Food packages