Food Safety.Food Processing Industry in India
We would like to bring kind attention to all regarding bad practices in food processing industry in India . In Europe, US and other developed countries only food grade lubricants and greases are mandatory to use in plant and machinery which are manufacturing, processing and packaging food, drinks, water and dairy products. This is due to industrial lubricants are manufactured using petroleum base oils and additives which generally have toxic substance and when they may contaminate food items are very dangerous and health hazardous. To avoid this toxic contamination only food grade lubricants(like NSF approved in US) are mandatory by Government statuary bodies. In India No such regulations are mandatory from Food Ministry and FSSAI hence most plants of food process industry are using toxic industrial grade lubricants. Many smart food processing plants procure small pack of food grade lubricant to show during inspection and audits but 99% plants are using non food grade lubricants which are very toxic. We would like to request FSSAI and Food Ministry to make mandatory use of food grade lubricants in food processing plants and do not play with health of citizens of India. The industrial lubricants are not safe to use in food processing plants because they are formulated using many toxic material having toxic ingredient(PAH, Heavy Metals and REACH Restricted Chemicals) while certified food grade lubricants are formulated using non toxic materials and also approved by third party like NSF stating these products are safe for food process industry.
For any more information or clarification I may be contacted on drjnpandey@gmail. com.
Dr. J N Pandey. Gurgaon more