Fuchs Lubritech Accreditations

Certificates and Accreditations Explained

An explanation of NSF ISO 21469, Kosher & Halal, Allergen Status and the BRC Partnership

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  • Allergen and Nut Free
    The CASSIDA products do not contain potential allergens or intolerance inducing ingredients
    Allergen and Nut Free
    The CASSIDA products do not contain potential allergens or intolerance inducing ingredients (such as gluten, nuts, milk) as per BRC Global Standards Issue 7 (see below), ensuring CASSIDA products can be used throughout manufacturing plants with no concern of use in this respect.
    AS PER BRC GLOBAL STANDARDS 7 Clause 4.7.6 All CASSIDA and FM food grade lubricants are registered by the NSF (as Class H1, and in some cases 3H or HT1 as well) and meet the USDA H1 guidelines (1998) for lubricants for use where there is a potential for incidental food contact. CASSIDA and FM food grade lubricants are made only from substances permitted under the US FDA Title 21 CFR 178.3570, 178.3620 and/or those generally recognized as safe (GRAS, US 21 CFR 182) for use in food grade lubricants. To comply with the requirements of US 21 CFR 178.3570, contact with food should be avoided wherever possible. In the case of incidental food contact, the concentration of this product in the food must not exceed 10 parts per million (10mg/kg of foodstuff) respectively 1 part per million (1 mg/kg of foodstuff) for silicon based products. In locations and / or applications where local legislation does not specify maximum concentration limits, it is recommended that this same 10 ppm (1 ppm) limit be observed, as up to this concentration CASSIDA and FM products will not impart undesirable taste, odour or colour to food, nor will they cause adverse health effects. Consistent with GMP (good manufacturing practice) you should use only the amount necessary to achieve correct lubrication and take appropriate corrective action should excessive incidental contact with food be detected.
    CASSIDA and FM Lubricants: Additional Information
    ALLERGEN STATUS: as per BRC Global Standards Issue 7 Clause 4.7.6.  Do not contain any allergenic or intolerance inducing substances as specified in Annex 111a of EC directive 203/98/EC. This includes Molluscs and Lupins and products thereof (Commission Directive 2006/142/EC) as well as products derived from Jatropha plants (ref: BRC Global Standards Issue 7 Section 4.7.6 – “known allergen status”). GMO: Do not contain natural products derived from animals or genetically modified organisms (GMO). NUT FREE: Are suitable for use where vegetarian and nut-free food is prepared. REACH: Comply with the actual REACH regulation and do not contain any substances of very high concern (SVHC). IONIC DETERGENTS: Do not contain any ionic detergents; neither cationic nor anionic. BIOSTATIC: Are biostatic; Do not promote the growth of bacteria or fungal organisms. TSE: Comply with the Note of Guidance on minimising the risk of transmitting spongiform encephalopathy agents (TSE) via human and veterinary medicinal products (EMEA/410/01 Rev. 2, Oct. 2003). PACKAGING: Are filled using only new packs. To the best of our knowledge, these packs do not contain any substances that are labelled as carcinogenic, mutagenic or teratogen. EUROPEAN DIRECTIVE: Are formulated in accordance with the European Directive 2011/65 (RoHS) and 2002/96 (WEEE). ISO 21469: Are manufactured in ISO 21469 (Safety of Machinery – Lubricants with incidental product contact – Hygiene requirements) and ISO 9001:2008 Certified Plants. HALAL & KOSHER: Are Halal & Kosher certified.
  • Kosher and Halal Certification
    The CASSIDA products fulfil the strict requirements of both Jewish and Muslim laws and regulations. The respective Kosher and Halal certificates confirm our guarantee to provide the highest possible level of food safety. Kosher Certificate for CASSIDA Product Range Kosher Certificate for FM Product Range
  • The Fuchs BRC Partnership
    Fuchs' Partner Program
    Why the BRC Standard
    The aim of the BRC Standard is to be practical in use, bring benefits to all parties and be meaningful and achievable for the producers of consumer products and their customers.
    Many quality management programs give confidence that a company has a management system operating successfully and this certainly helps a customer to know that specifications will be met. The BRC Standard brings the additional confidence that actual product safety and legality issues have been addressed and that all auditors conducting visits are qualified and experienced to understand the product requirements as well as being trained and competent in auditing techniques and the BRC Standard.
    What is ISO 21469 Certification?
    Launched in 2006 as an additional safety standard for manufacturers of food grade lubricants, ISO 21469 specifies the hygienic requirements for the formulation, manufacture, use and handling of lubricants that may come into “incidental contact” with food during processing. This standard does not replace the globally recognised NSF H1 registration for “incidental contact” but compliments it. It provides an additional level of evidence of safety and care that has gone into the manufacture of the certified company’s food grade lubricants.
    What is the difference between ISO 21469 Certification and NSF H1 Registration?
    Additionally to the formulation and label review requirements for H1 Registration, ISO 21469 Certification also requires that:
    • A full risk assessment has been carried out on the lubricant manufacturing plant
    • The plant has been audited by an independent third party to ensure that all certification procedures and requirements are met
    • Annual sampling, testing and re-auditing takes place to verify that the food grade lubricants continue to use only FDA approved ingredients to the originally submitted formulation
    What does this mean for the pharmaceutical manufacturer?
    ISO 21469 Certification combined with NSF H1 Registration assures the food manufacturer the safest food grade lubricant. In turn this means that when the pharmaceutical manufacturing plant is audited for food safety according to IFS, ISO 22000 or others by organisations such as the BRC, MHRA, FDA or a major customer, the auditors will recognise straight away that the lubricants in use are of the highest safety standard and can be eliminated as potential chemical or physical hazard sources in the plant’s HACCP. This is a very important contribution of a lubricant manufacturer to the Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI).
    CASSIDA’s pedigree
    CASSIDA was the first food grade lubricant range in the world to achieve ISO 21469 Certification (in May 2008) and as such set the standard for food safety. The new CASSIDA production facility at FUCHS LUBRITECH’s Kaiserslautern plant is the most modern in the world and the introduction of new products into the CASSIDA portfolio will ensure that CASSIDA customers will be provided with the very latest and safest high performance lubricant technology.