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Fuchs Lubricants Co. recently announced that its Kansas City, Kan., facility has received ISO 21469 certification by NSF International. ISO 21469 is the most comprehensive safety standard for manufacturers of food-grade lubricants. It specifies the hygienic requirements for the formulation, manufacture, use and handling of lubricants that may come into incidental contact with food during processing. Fuchs will now manufacture its premium Cassida brand at the facility.
"By certifying facilities to ISO 21469, Fuchs has demonstrated their true commitment to food safety and good manufacturing processes, which gives added confidence further down the food supply chain," said NSF International's Jessica Evans.
With the certification of the Kansas City facility, Fuchs now has three ISO 21469-certified facilities. The company's other ISO 21469-certified facilities are in Europe.
"Certification to ISO 21469 provides our customers with evidence that we take food safety seriously," said Hendrik Noth, Fuchs' division manager for specialty lubricants in the United States. "The certification of our North American facility also shows our commitment to being the global leader in the food lubricants sector."
For more information, visit www.cassida-lubricants.com.