Food-grade range providing recipe for success

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While all manufacturers need to use silicones, greases, lubricants, sealants and so forth, those in the food and beverage sector have special requirements for these products. CRC Industries offers a full range which meets these high standards.

As a manufacturers of chemical maintenance products for nearly 60 years, CRC Industries has made a commitment to providing the best solutions for customers in the food and beverage industries.

The company recognises the issues facing today’s food processors and manufacturers as they relate to the use of maintenance chemicals, which is why many of Australia’s well-known brand manufacturers use CRC Food Grade.

In manufacturing its range of solutions for the food and beverage sector, CRC has successfully anticipated and adapted to changing regulations to ensure compliance standards are not only met, but exceeded.

CRC understands that food safety is a primary concern across the entire supply chain. Food processors and packaging manufacturers have an obligation to keep their plants running efficiently, while preventing contamination of their goods.

To help minimise the risk of maintenance, repair and operations (MRO) chemicals across all food processing and non-production areas, CRC developed the HACCP Certified Greenlight Food Safety Program – a visual identification labelling program that ensures maintenance employees use and store MRO chemicals in the proper locations and in accordance with audit requirements.

The CRC GreenLight Food Safety Program involves the use of separate cabinets to store only food specific products, posters to show where these products can be used and folders of SDS, allergen certification and other useful information to assist with internal and external compliance.

In conjunction with the GreenLight Program, CRC offers a wide range of maintenance chemicals that are registered by standard developer NSF International, HACCP Certified and approved for use in food processing.

The company also works closely with maintenance departments across the food and beverage sector, offering food safety training courses, industry-leading food safety solutions as well as third-party certification of products enabling plants to reduce the number of chemicals in use.

CRC Industries Australia managing director, Shona Fitzgerald said the company brought a strong and diverse product offering, tailor made for applications in the food and beverage industry.

 

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“CRC can help meet the challenges of today’s highly regulated environment by offering a full line of specialty chemical products custom-matched to meet every application need,’’ said Fitzgerald.

“CRC always has the right solution for our customers’ MRO and audit challenges based on our commitment to innovation and industry compliance, strong process understanding, vast product range, distribution networks and training programs.”

“Through these measures, we take great pride in providing food and beverage customers with competitive advantages in productivity, labour management, equipment maintenance and above all safety,’’ she said.

Starting with one product, the multi-purpose lubricant CRC Corrosion Inhibitor, CRC Industries began in a Pennsylvania garage in 1958 as Corrosion Reaction Consultants.

Today, CRC has evolved into a global supplier of speciality chemical solutions, manufacturing in excess of 1,300 products to meet the unique needs of the industrial and electrical, automotive, marine, food and beverage, mining and manufacturing sectors.

CRC Industries services a vast international client base with the manufacture and distribution of its specialty products throughout Australia and the Asia Pacific, the Americas, Europe and the Middle East. The company operates 26 facilities around the world, producing more than 80 million aerosol products each year and is a leader in product quality, performance and regulatory compliance.

The company places strict controls on its product development and manufacturing processes, starting with the finest raw materials and continuing with consistent, high quality manufacturing techniques and rigorous testing.

CRC Industry’s speciality products for the food and beverage industry include food grade silicones and greases, chain lubes and belt dressings, anti-seize compounds, sealants, machinery oils, gear oils penetrants, lubricants and more in a range of sizes and delivery systems to suit individual needs.

With an uncompromising commitment to safety, innovation, service and customer satisfaction underlying everything that it does, the company understands the knowledge, expertise and processes needed to succeed the food industry.

The company is pleased to be playing its part in helping food and beverage operators succeed through the delivery of safe, reliable and proven technologies and services.