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The Ethics Behind Food Grade Lubricant - Our Vision

The Ethics Behind Food Grade Lubricant - Our Vision

So many food processing companies are neglecting to consider the safety of their consumers.  Do they not value efficiency over the satisfaction and safety of the end-users?!  Many other industrial lubricant suppliers still sell graphite lubricants, which are NOT food grade.  Graphite lubricants can potentially be harmful to the families around the globe.  These families are the one's who are actually consuming these food products, such as bread, everyday!  At ChainGuard's everyday people, with everyday families and strong ethical values, we refuse to supply a product that could potentially harm other families as well as our own.  Read our blog post to learn why we care about food grade lubricants and you should too...

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What type are the best lubricants to use on a tortilla oven chain?

What type are the best lubricants to use on a tortilla oven chain?

Typically tortilla factories produce either corn or flour tortilla.  There is a growing market segment for facilities to produce tortilla made from other ingredients such beets, nopal cactus, and more.  Regardless what type of tortilla is produced, some things remain constant in industrial production settings, tortillas are made in high speed ovens, baked on steel "slat" oven plate chain belting systems that travel over a series of ribbon burners, with a relatively short bake time and a high throughput rate.  To maintain such high production rates, the oven chains must be lubricated consistently using the right oil for the oven slat belt chain system.

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Top 7 Tips for BRC Compliance on Safe Lubricant Handling and Storage in Food Facilities

Top 7 Tips for BRC Compliance on Safe Lubricant Handling and Storage in Food Facilities

Wholesale food manufacturers operate equipment that requires lubrication maintenance procedures for continued safe and reliable operation.  Understanding best practices for storage, application and disposal of food grade lubricants used in your workplace enables maintenance technicians, health and safety officials, engineering personnel and operations management to ensure that lubricants are handled and used properly to ensure that your facility meets BRC and other site audits.

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Is Black Graphite Lubricant Safe to use on a Bakery Oven Chain?

Is Black Graphite Lubricant Safe to use on a Bakery Oven Chain?

The choice to use a black natural graphite on bakery and other oven chain applications is typically supported by antiquated schools of thought.  Just about all Maintenance, Engineering, Quality Assurance, and Plant Management personnel know that black graphite lubricant is a hazardous product and should not be used in any food processing facilities.  So why are so many food corporations knowingly using black graphite lubricant?

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