UK-based RS Components (RS), the trading brand of Electrocomponents, a global multi-channel provider of industrial and electronic products and solutions, plans to reinforce its presence in Sub-Saharan Africa following the launch of a new suite of products.
The company has unveiled a new range of ‘RS Pro’ food grade maintenance products for use in the food processing and catering sector.
RS announced the launch of RS Pro Foam Cleaner, used to remove general grime and soiling from machinery; RS Pro Solvent Cleaner, a heavy-duty; RS Pro Bearing Grease for conveyor lubrication; RS Pro Belt Spray, an adhesive belt lubricant; RS Pro Penetrating Spray, a fast-acting penetrating oil; and RS Pro Label Remover, used for the removal of packaging and transport labels from shipping containers, plastic boxes and processing equipment.
According to Reshmee Beedasie of FoodTek Solutions, health and safety are top priorities for the food and drink industries.
“With the emergence and implementation of international food safety standards such as Hazard Analysis Critical Control Points (HACCP) and ISO222000 Food Safety Management Systems Standards, the food industry has tools to proactively identify, analyze and manage food safety risks,” she said.
All RS Pro food grade products are registered with the National Sanitisation Foundation (NSF) International, an international public health and safety organisation, demonstrating risk reduction compliance.
NSF certification ensures that such products present a significantly lowered risk to health, and, in conjunction with a robust HACCP assessment, may effectively eliminate the risk of contamination to foodstuffs when used appropriately.
Reshmee added that hazard control in food processing reduces the potential for contamination from both biological agents such as disease causing and spoilage microorganisms and chemical agents like toxins and carcinogens that could possibly arise from the food stuffs coming into direct contact with food contact surfaces that have lubricants and grease on them.
“The use of registered food grade lubricants and grease products are critical in preventing food borne hazards from occuring and the RS Components Product Range does just that,” she added.
“These RS Pro food grade maintenance products are rigorously tested to meet demanding industry standards and come with a three-year warranty along with the RS Pro Seal of Approval. They are now available from RS Components for delivery across Sub-Saharan Africa,” the company said in a statement.