Lubricant ClipartWhat do the NSF ratings mean for Food-Grade lubricants?

H1 Rated

Incidental food contact only where there is possibility of incidental food contact, but the amount used should be the minimum required to accomplish the required technical effect on the equipment so treated.

H2 Rated

No food contact – for use in locations where there is no possibility of the lubricant or lubricated part contacting edible products.

3H Rated

Direct food contact such as release agents – these products are used on grills, loaf pans, cutters, boning benches, chopping boards, or other hard surfaces in contact with food products to prevent food from adhering during processing.

Some lubricants can be both H1 and 3H rated.

If you are unsure which lubricant to use, call our Lubricant Specialists at 800-826-8302 and provide information regarding your application and we will be happy to assist you.

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