Accreditation has been granted for nine Rocol FOODLUBE products by the inspection and certification body for Halal food, Halal Control EU, following an audit that was conducted in line with CAC/GL 24-1997 and MS1500:2009.
The Halal certified products are FOODLUBE Auto SF, Chain Fluid, Chain Spray, Dismantling Spray, Endure 00, Belt Dressing Spray, Dry PTFE Spray, Electra Clean Spray and Foam Cleaner Spray.
Rocol manufactures Halal-certified food-grade lubricants at its Leeds, UK headquarters, which has been designated a Halal Control Certified Site.
The global Halal food and beverage market was valued at USD 1.1 trillion in 2013, says Simon Parnell, Rocol UK sales director. The market is expected to grow at an annual rate of 6.9% per year, he says.
“A lot of our customers are seeing demand increase for Halal certified products, and this accreditation provides another important link in the traceability chain for customers, who are looking for certainty that their production processes comply with relevant legislation.”
Rocol FOODLUBE food grade lubricants are available for a wide range of maintenance applications throughout processing plants in the food and drink industries. Products in the range are all NSF H1 registered, which means they have been independently assessed and deemed safe for processing equipment used to produce food and drink for human consumption.
Rocol, which is part of ITW, a U.S.-based company develops, manufactures and markets technically advanced industrial lubricants and line marking systems to industries worldwide.