In the food processing industry, lubricants play a critical role in maintaining the efficiency and longevity of machinery and equipment. However, not all lubricants are created equal, and using unsuitable lubricants can pose serious risks to food safety and quality. To ensure compliance with regulations and maintain the integrity of food products, it is essential to understand how to select and care for food-grade lubricants. Compliance, proper storage and handling, consequences of cross-contamination, and effective segregation and labeling strategies must all be considered in order to successfully lubricate equipment used in food processing plants.
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