Food lubricants are among the most crucial products in the food chain; small volumes with high impact. As food safety is more and more in the centre of the news, we as an industry must continue to react and be proactive. It is in the industries interest to cooperate with decision makers to define and meet global standards. The Food Grade Lubricants Work Group is the platform where future developments on standards and legislation are reviewed. In this paper, the reference to the food industry include, food, beverage preparation & filling, animal feed and foods, personal care products and the pharmaceutical industry. This can be extended to cover any production facility that wishes to operate in or supply to the food chain, for example a mineral preparation company supplying to the food supplement sector. For simplicity throughout, reference is made to the food industry.