Summit Industrial Products

Food Grade

Food Grade

The food processing industry can be confident in the food-grade integrity of Summit’s product because we hold ourselves to the highest possible standards. All of Summit’s food grade products are registered with NSF® for H1 application (lubricants with incidental food contact) and most of our food grade products are also Kosher approved, Halal certified and CFIA accepted. In 2008, Summit was registered by NSF as the first company in North America (and second in the world) to be ISO 21469 certified. This certification emphasizes Summit's focus on food safety and gives our customers further confidence in the quality of our products.

Many of the negative traits often associated with food grade products -- shorter lubricant life, more equipment wear, etc. – do not apply at Summit. By using our extensive experience in the lubrication business and by applying the latest technologies, our research and development team has created a line of food safe, H1 products that meet or exceed the performance of conventional lubricants.


Our products can be used in any application that requires a food grade products (many times it’s required by law), including the production of canned goods, frozen foods, fresh fruits and vegetables, bread, milk, etc. Food grade specifications also apply in health care products such as toothpaste, creams, cough syrup, etc. All these are taken into the body and the production of each should be as safe as possible.

With Summit’s extensive line of food grade products you can make sure your products are safe and legal without sacrificing performance.

See our allergen statement by clicking here.

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ISO 9001

Summit first received its ISO 9001 certification in January of 1996, demonstrating a commitment to quality assurance and performance monitoring. ISO 9001 certification is an international quality standard that addresses a comprehensive list of business elements, including management responsibility, order processing, purchasing, process control, traceability, handling of non-conforming product, and internal auditing. Our present ISO 9001 certification is proof of our continuing quality commitment to our customers.


ISO 14001

Summit is committed to protecting the environment, the health and safety of our employees, customers and communities where we work and live. We recognize that through integrating sound environmental health, and safety management practices into all aspects of our business ... we can offer innovative products and services while conserving and enhancing resources for future generations.


NSF ISO 21469

ISO 21469 specifies hygiene requirements for the formulation, manufacture, use and handling of lubricants, which may come into contact with products during manufacturing or processing. The international standard applies to lubricants intended for use in food production, as well as cosmetic, pharmaceutical and animal feed industries. NSF ISO 21469 Certification by an independent, third party provides Summit with a means to obtain international acceptance for their products. 

You can see a list of Summit’s ISO 21469 certified products by clicking here.