Importance of MRO for the Food and Beverage Industry

Food and Beverage Industry

Think about it! All your cereals, baked beans, packed meats, read-to-eat noodles, chocolates, ice-creams, coffee, cookies, bottled drinks, etc, everything comes out of Food and Beverage Industry.

For any of these one would like the food to be made in hygienic conditions, and materials used to test and pass the quality standard. Definitely then the equipment and spares in which these products are produced, will need to have certain food regulatory specifications, and will need to be food grade. This is critical in the food and beverage industry as several parts will need to be food grade, so that the products made are hygienic. There are three aspects that need to be recognized in MRO for Food and Beverage industry. These are:
  • Does the product need to be made of food grade material?
  • Does it need FDA compliance?
  • Does it need chemical regulatory compliance?
Based on these three aspects, the MRO parts need to be listed on the ERP, EAM, CMMS system.  
No. Part/Asset Type Part Number FDA Compliance ROHS, REACH… Compliance
1 Mounted Ball Bearings with Two-Bolt Flange 6670K41
2 Cover for Food-Grade Mounted Ball Bearings 6736K21
3 Permanently Lubricated Stainless Steel Ball Bearings 4648K1
4 High-Pressure Gear and Chain Oil 2282N11
5 Electrical-Insulating Grease 1204K12
6 Casting Compounds 8644K33 FDA Compliant 21 CFR 175.105, FDA Compliant 21 CFR 177.1680 RoHS 3 (2015/863/EU) Compliant REACH (EC 1907/2006) (06/25/2020, 209 SVHC) Compliant
7 Heat-Shrink Tubing 8098K41 FDA Compliant 21 CFR 177.1330 RoHS 3 (2015/863/EU) Compliant REACH (EC 1907/2006) (01/16/2020, 205 SVHC) Compliant
8 Round Belt 5904T501 FDA Compliant 21 CFR 177.1680, FDA Compliant 21 CFR 177.2600
9 Sanitary Shaft-Mount V-Groove Track Roller 3611N11
10 Stainless Steel Extended-Life Air-Powered Drum Pump 3516K11
11 Repair Kit for Graco Saniforce Air-Powered Transfer Pump 9778T71
  Not keeping a track of MRO inventory can lead to delays in repair program or overhauling systems which can cause an imbalance in business. At OptimizeMRO we have been addressing MRO Data challenges for over 23 years now and have several years and varied project experience with the food and beverage industry. Our next blog we will speak more about the various categories that need to be food grade with examples as well of which some of them would be – bearings, belts, sealants, grease, etc.
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