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SHANGHAI – NSF recently certified Henan Beijia Lubricant Science & Technology Co., Ltd. to ISO 21469, an international standard for lubricants used in specialized industries such as food, pharmaceuticals, cosmetics and animal feed manufacturing. Located in China’s Henan province, Henan Beijia is the first company in China to earn certification to ISO 21469. The international standard helps processors reduce their risk of contamination and ensures the lubricant ingredients are safe in the event of incidental contact with food.
“ISO 21469 is recognized by regulatory authorities around the world,” said Julia Zhu, Division Manager of Water Programs and Food Equipment in China for NSF. “Henan Beijia is the first company in China certified to ISO 21469, allowing it to differentiate its food-grade lubricant products in China and for export to international markets.”
Certification to ISO 21469 provides assurance that a product meets strict safety and quality standards for use in food processing and complements a company’s HACCP plans and compliance with Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI) benchmarked standards. This single internationally accepted lubricant standard delivers uniformity of product safety and quality for the industry, and serves to facilitate more effective industry coordination and to eliminate barriers to international commerce. Certification to this standard also demonstrates a company’s commitment to ensure its product meets hygiene and safety requirements if the lubricant comes into contact with food.
“Henan Beijia is honored to be the first company in China to receive certification to ISO 21469 thanks to the support of NSF,” said Kenneth L. Peng, Ph.D., Executive Vice President for Henan Beijia. “With this certification, food-grade lubricants produced by Henan Beijia are confirmed safe if they should come in contact with food. I believe that there will be a lot more exciting announcements about food safety in China in the near future for both NSF and Henan Beijia.”
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Henan Beijia Lubrication Science & Technology Co., Ltd., a national high-tech enterprise integrating research and development, production, sales, service and training located in National Luohe Economic and Technological Development Zone, owns and operates automatic production equipment with annual production of 50,000 advanced lubricants. The company's research and development centers, Henan Efficient Lubricant Engineering Technology Research Center and Henan Special Lubricants International Unified Lab, provide advanced laboratory detection and evaluation equipment and expert research and development teams. The company mainly produces and sells multi-purpose boundary lubrication protective agents, multi-purpose efficient lubricating grease, Beijia total synthesis industrial advanced lubricants, advanced food-grade lubricants and other series products. The company may make production requests according to the special requirements of clients as well as the application and promotion of lubricant resource regeneration technology and intelligent lubrication technology.