NSF announced in a recent press release that KL Texas, L.P. (dba Summit Industrial Products), a worldwide leader in synthetic lubricant technology, is the first company in North America to receive certification to ISO 21469: Safety of machinery — Lubricants with Incidental Product Contact — Hygiene requirements.

ISO 21469 specifies hygiene requirements for the formulation, manufacture, use and handling of lubricants, which may come into contact with products during manufacturing or processing. The international standard applies to lubricants intended for use in food production, as well as cosmetic, pharmaceutical and animal feed industries.

“Certification to ISO 21469 by an independent, third party provides lubricant manufacturers with a means to obtain international acceptance for their products,” said Sarah Krol, NSF Business Unit Manager. “By obtaining certification, Summit is emphasizing their overall commitment to safety.”