DUBROVNIK, Croatia – The food-grade lubricants industry can help address concerns about mineral oil hydrocarbons getting into food by developing clear global regulations and fast, affordable test methods, a speaker said at the European Lubricating Grease Institutes annual meeting here.
Food is emotion, said Andre Adam of Fragol GmbH & Co. KG, Mlheim, Germany. It has our attention, many times per day, every day. Unfortunately, he added, food and more specifically the health related issues coming from manufacturing and malpractice with food have drawn a lot of attention in the press. Many of the scandals are still fresh in our memory, Adam said at ELGIs 26th annual general meeting in April. And unfortunately, in a number of the incidents, lubricants were identified as being the problem.