SPONSORED White paper: The Continuing Evolution of Food Grade Lubricants
This article details the evolution of food grade lubricants and how their use can eliminate lubricants as potential chemical hazards in HACCP plans.
For many years, the United States Department of Agriculture's food safety and inspection service division (USDA/FSIS) reviewed the formulations of maintenance and operating chemicals, including lubricants, for use in official meat and poultry establishments that operate under USDA inspection. This “Prior Approval Program” as it came to be known, was the industry standard for determining food-grade lubricants. The USDA/FSIS' List of Proprietary Substances and Nonfood Compounds was the only source for good-grade and non-food-grade lubricant reference for food and beverage processors worldwide.
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Annual Salary Survey
Before the calendar turned, 2016 already had the makings of a pivotal year for manufacturing, and for the world.
There were the big events for the year, including the United States as Partner Country at Hannover Messe in April and the 2016 International Manufacturing Technology Show in Chicago in September. There's also the matter of the U.S. presidential elections in November, which promise to shape policy in manufacturing for years to come.
But the year started with global economic turmoil, as a slowdown in Chinese manufacturing triggered a worldwide stock hiccup that sent values plummeting. The continued plunge in world oil prices has resulted in a slowdown in exploration and, by extension, the manufacture of exploration equipment.
Read more: 2015 Salary Survey