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FOOD-GRADE Lubricants for Maximum Food Safety

KLONDIKE FOOD-GRADE Lubricants are designed specifically for use in food processing equipment. These high-quality food grade fluids and greases provide maximum food safety and provide excellent protection against wear, ensuring long service life in the most demanding operating conditions.

Food Safety and NSF Designations

Lubricants used in the food processing industry have strict requirements and performance expectations that are understandably stricter than your normal industrial lubricants. A spill or leak using traditional lubricants would create concerns for the product and consumers safety. With food-grade lubricants an accident will not compromise the product and eliminates the risk of potential contamination.

KLONDIKE’s FOOD-GRADE products are registered with NSF for use in the industry and carry the H1 credentials for incidental food contact. Manufacturers, regulators, and consumers look to NSF for the development of public health standards and certification programs that help protect the world’s food, water, consumer products and environment. The NSF mark confirms that products meet all requirements and demonstrates KLONDIKE’s commitment to quality, compliance, and safety.

H1 Lubricants

There are currently three categories of food-grade lubricants, these categories are broken down into

  • H1 lubricants are approved for incidental contact with food and are edible and nontoxic. If H1 approved food-grade lubricants fall into food or beverages during processing, the lubricants won’t affect the taste, smell, or color of the products. Using a high-quality H1 lubricant minimizes the risk of contamination and ensures the longevity and performance of equipment.
  • H2 lubricants are considered to be food-grade but are not specifically food safe products. H2 lubricants cannot have any contact with food under any circumstances. Only used on equipment and machine parts in locations where there is no possibility of contact with food or beverages.
  • H3 lubricants are typically edible oils used to clean and prevent rust on trolleys, hooks, and similar equipment.

Deciding whether there is a possibility of contact is tough, and many processing plants have erred on the side of safety with respect to selecting H1 over H2.


Learn more about the KLONDIKE range of FOOD-GRADE products below and please contact us at 604-856-5335 or info@klondikelubricants.com if you have any questions about this new line of Hydraulic Fluids and Grease.

KLONDIKE FOOD-GRADE AW 32 & 46 Hydraulic Fluids are NSF H1 registered for incidental food contact. Recommended for industrial and mobile hydraulic equipment used in food processing equipment.

KLONDIKE FOOD-GRADE EP-2 Grease is a specially formulated NSF H1 registered product for use in production facilities where incidental food contact may occur.

KLONDIKE Lubricants Corporation is an independent Canadian company with oils and lubricants distribution facilities in:
Greater Vancouver, BC ● Edmonton, AB ● Winnipeg, MB ● Greater Toronto, ON ● Moncton, NB