The National Sanitation Foundation (NSF) is a non-profit organization which focuses on public health, safety, and environmental protection. This is achieved by development of industry standards, education and by providing third party conformity assessments. NSF is the only third party product certifier to be fully accredited by ANSI (American National Standards Institute) in the U.S. NSF is widely recognized for its scientific and technical expertise in the health and environmental sciences.
NSF registration assures inspection officials, consumers and end users that products are safe to use in and around food processing and storage. The evaluation process includes a toxicological review of the ingredients, accuracy of labeling and Material Safety Data Sheet. Most importantly, that each product meets all of the requirements of a specific standard and that the manufacturer's claims are true.
For more information on NSF registration, visit NSF.org.
|H1||Silicone||General – incidental contact.
This product is acceptable as a lubricant with incidental food contact. For use in and around food processing areas. Such compounds may be used on food processing equipment in which there is a potential exposure that the lubricated part will contact food. The amount used should be the minimum amount required to accomplish the desired technical effect on the equipment. If used as an anti-rust film,
the compound must be removed from the equipment surface by washing or wiping as required to leave the surface effectively free of any substance which could be transferred to food being processed.
Dry Lube PTFE Formula
White Lithium Grease
|General – no contact: This product is acceptable as a lubricant where there is no possibility of food contact in and around food processing areas. It may be used on equipment and machine parts in locations in which there is no possibility of the lubricant contacting edible products.|
|C1||Degreaser||General : This product is acceptable for use in inedible product processing areas, non- processing areas and exterior areas of food processing establishments provided that it is not used to mask odors resulting from unsanitary conditions and that any characteristic odor or fragrance does not penetrate into an edible product area. When used on equipment that will be returned to a food processing area, the product must be completely washed off and rinsed with potable water before returning to the processing area.|
|K2||Contact Cleaner||General : Electronic instrument cleaners. This product is acceptable for use as a solvent for cleaning electrical instruments and devices which will not tolerate aqueous cleaning solutions in and around food processing areas where its use is not intended for direct food contact. Before using this compound, food products and packaging materials must be removed from the area or carefully protected. This compound must be used in a manor so that all odors associated with the compound are dissipated before food products or packaging materials are re exposed to the area.|
Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs) are organic chemical compounds that have high enough vapor pressures under normal conditions to significantly vaporize and enter the atmosphere. Modern industrial chemicals such as fuels, solvents, coatings, feedstocks, and refrigerants are usually VOCs. Because of their health effects, VOCs are regulated in some places. The large number of VOCs combined with their numerous exposure pathways make comprehensive management, discussion or regulation of volatile organic compounds impractical. Instead, subsets of VOCs are regulated by a wide variety of governmental agencies.
VOCs (or specific subsets of the VOCs) are legally defined in the various laws and codes under which they are regulated. Other definitions may be found from government agencies investigating or advising about VOCs. The California Air Resource Board (CARB) is a state agency that typically sets the standard for VOC regulations that other states later adopt.
Unlike some competitors,
For more information on VOC Compliance, visit EPA.gov