NSF® Food-Grade Products & Descriptions
National Sanitation Foundation (NSF®) International manages a voluntary registration program for non-food compounds and proprietary substances which provides specific ratings to help Food Processing operations understand where certain products should and should not be used. In addition to our NSF® H1 High-Performance Food Grade Lubricants, Sprayon offers a complete line of NSF® Rated products for the various applications throughout your facility. Scroll down to see all the NSF® Ratings and the products offered by Sprayon and if you have questions please give us a call (800-SPRAYON) or click to send us a note.
NSF® International’s voluntary registration program for non-food compounds and proprietary substances (the non-food products used in the processing and pre-processing stages of food production) was launched to reintroduce guidelines for formulations, labels, and usage reviews that had been previously established by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA). The products that comply with these guidelines are allowed to carry the NSF registration mark on their label which assures food safety inspectors and maintenance professionals that these products meet the appropriate food safety requirements. The NSF® Ratings for the Sprayon product offering are listed below along with their descriptions. Click on on the links to see detailed descriptions and the Sprayon products available that feature each NSF® rating.
All Sprayon NSF Registered Products are listed online in the NSF White Book™ (nsfwhitebook.org) and you can see the full list of NSF® Ratings and their definitions here.
Compounds for use as general cleaning agents on all surfaces, or for use with steam or mechanical cleaning devices in all departments.
This product is acceptable for use as a general cleaner (A1) on all surfaces in and around food processing areas, where its use is not intended for direct food contact. Use if this product in food processing or handling facilities requires that all food products and packaging materials be removed or protected prior to product use. A potable water rinse of cleaned surfaces is required after use of this product. When used according to manufacturer’s instructions, the cleaner shall neither exhibit a noticeable odor nor leave a visible residue.
Metal cleaners and polishers for nonfood contact surfaces
This product is acceptable as a metal cleaner and polisher for nonfood contact surfaces (A7) in and around food processing areas. All food products and packaging materials shall be removed or carefully protected prior to usage. This compound must be used in a manner so that all odors associated with the compound are dissipated before food products or packaging materials are re-exposed in the area.
Compounds for use on all surfaces in inedible product areas, nonprocessing areas, and/or exterior areas.
This product is acceptable for use in inedible product processing areas, nonprocessing areas, and/or exterior areas of food processing establishments (C1) provided that it is not used to mask odors resulting from unsanitary conditions, and that any characteristic odor or fragrance does not penetrate into an edible product area. When used on equipment that will be returned to a food processing area, the product must be completely washed off and rinsed with potable water before returning to the processing area.
Paint removers for use in nonprocessing areas.
This product is acceptable for use as a paint remover (C3) for use in areas where edible products are neither processed nor stored in open containers. Equipment and utensils which directly contact edible products must be thoroughly cleaned and rinsed with potable water after treatment with such products before being returned to a processing area.
This product is acceptable for use as a Residual Pesticide (F2) provided its use is generally restricted to inedible product areas or outside premises where exposed food products are neither processed nor stored in open containers. The product may be used in edible product areas for crack and crevice treatment provided applicable directions appear on the EPA registered label. Such use is acceptable provided the pesticide is applied after processing operations have ended, exposed food products and packaging materials are removed or protected, the treated area is ventilated and cleaned thoroughly before processing operations are resumed, and the treated crack and crevices are sealed.
Lubricants with no contact
This product is acceptable as a lubricant with incidental food contact (H1) for use in and around food processing areas. Such compounds may be used on food processing equipment as a protective anti-rust film, as a release agent on gaskets or seals of tank closures, and as a lubricant for machine parts and equipment in locations in which there is a potential exposure of the lubricated part to food. The amount used should be the minimum required to accomplish the desired technical effect on the equipment. If used as an anti-rust film, the compound must be removed from the equipment surface by washing or wiping, as required to leave the surface effectively free of any substance which could be transferred to food being processed.
Lubricants with no contact
This product is acceptable as a lubricant where there is no possibility of food contact (H2) in and around food processing areas. Such compounds may be used as lubricants, release agents, or antirust films on equipment and machine parts in locations in which there is no possibility of the lubricant or lubricated part contacting edible products.
Solvents for cleaning electronic instruments
This product is acceptable for use as a solvent for cleaning electronic instruments and devices (K2), which will not tolerate aqueous cleaning solutions in and around food processing areas, where its use is not intended for direct food contact. Before using this compound, food products and packaging materials must be removed from the area or carefully protected. This compound must be used in a manner so that all odors associated with the compound are dissipated before food products or packaging materials are re-exposed in the area.
This product is acceptable for use as a sealant (P1) in and around food processing areas. The compound must be used in a manner which prevents direct or indirect contamination with edible products.