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#1 richardbaker

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Posted 24 November 2017 - 04:36 AM

Hi all,

 

I'm working in the food production industry for the past few years. According to the studies and surveys conducted by the Government of Canada, food-borne illness impacts about 1 in 8 Canadians every year. It's caused by the consumption of foods contaminated with food-borne pathogens. Thus, the contamination of the food supply with the pathogens and its persistence and multiplication has emerged as a public health concern. The food production operations need dedicated staffs to clean and sanitize plants. We must be more cautious about the production process.

 

I have heard that High-Efficiency Particulate Air (HEPA) filtration system can trap microscopic particles and eliminates about 99% of gas particulate. Also, there are immense benefits of using HEPA filters in hospital operating rooms and scientific laboratories to prevent airborne pathogens. I think, HEPA filters would be the most cost-effective option for our plant. So guys, please share your suggestions regarding filtering systems designed for food and beverage processing. Thank you in advance!



#2 Charles.C

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Posted 24 November 2017 - 04:43 AM

Hi Richard,

 

I suggest you read some of the lengthy threads here on monitoring filtered compressed air supplies.This is a topic closely related to the one you mention.

 

The preferred choice of filters operationally is currently predictable on a risk-based approach, afaik particularly developed by Campden, UK.


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#3 Tony-C

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Posted 24 November 2017 - 05:08 AM

This is not new or new technology, I was part of a project team that installed HEPA filters in combination with a number of other measures in the 90's to assist in increasing the shelf life of fresh products and to create 'high hygiene' fillers.

 

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Tony 







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