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What Is Colour & Compliance?

Colour and Compliance is our integrated system of products and documentation that gives a visual approach to compliance and ensures maintenance procedures are easy to follow for all operators.

What do we mean by compliance?

For our purpose that means ensuring that the lubricants used meet the relevant standard and are certified by an appropriate body, for our customers it means that their practices on site meet the needs of the auditing bodies overseeing them to ensure the site and end products adhere to their food safety standards.

Lubrication Standards

As a food lubricant manufacturer, we produce a range of products prefixed “FS” this is our “Food Safe” range and these products all meet the stringent requirements of H1, 3H or A1 categories. We submit our formulations to a certification body who undertake the certification of these products. For our products, this is done by NSF.

Our Food Safe and certification ratings explained...

H1 Products

H1 Incidental food contact, the highest level of safety for a food safe lubricant. These products can be used in and around food processing facilities and will not cause harm with low levels of contamination should it occur. This is set at 10 parts per million .

H2 Products

H2 products can be used in and around food facilities but cannot have any contact and this is the reason we do not offer them, to reduce any confusion.

H3 Products

Products classified as 3H are used where direct contact with food is necessary. The products are classed as release agents to prevent product from sticking to machinery and components. The material used in these products include edible oils, pharmaceutical grade additives and mineral oils that comply with FDA regulations.

Materials used in these products include edible oils and mineral oils complying with 21 CFR, Part 172, Section 172.878

A1 Cleaners

A1 Cleaners suitable for use in and around food processing areas where other cleaners will not work. Food must be removed before use. Food processing equipment or utensils treated with such preparations must be washed with an acceptable detergent solution, and thoroughly rinsed with potable water before returning to a processing area.

Why Colour Coding Works

Many products we see today contain labels that look almost identical from one product to the next making it easy to make costly mistakes. Colour coding the packaging gives a instant visual cue to the user if the are using the right product or piece of equipment.


  • Visual Identification of correct lubricant for each piece of machinery
  • Dedicated equipment to prevent cross contamination
  • Easy training of staff to follow maintenance schedules
  • Easy Audit Compliance
  • Following Best Practices - Reduces Risks
  • Avoid Costly Contamination or Recalls

There are several elements that go together to enable this system to work.

These may be undertaken by our network of reliable distributors, given you a personal point of contact to take you from where you are currently at to an audit ready and organised site within a very short timeframe: Get in touch to find your local distributor.