Practically speaking, how will this apply to our business?

The FDA is addressing a common situation in manufacturing, in which lubricants of all types and uses are stored together in a cabinet or on shelves. As a result, food grade lubricants might be stored alongside cleaners, glue removers, sprays, et. al. Problems may arise if someone reaches for the wrong lubricant at the wrong time. In this scenario, it’s possible that a non-food-grade lubricant might make its way into the grease fitting.

The new FSMA rules require that NSF food grade lubricants be stored separately from other, non-food MRO chemicals. Plus, stepped up training is required for employees working in food production.

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