Hello IFSQN folks,
We are having a problem with dust from our product and looking for ways to control it. All suggestions are welcomed and appreciated.
The dust is from freeze dried meat treats for dogs. Basically the treat is being tumbled around creating dust when we use the conveyor and bagger. We have a dust collector in use but it's just not enough to control to amount of dust.
One of the staff had an idea of coating the conveyor and bagger with vegetable oil, with the thought that it would grab and hold onto some of the extra dust. We gave it a try to and it did help! Now I need to ensure this is safe to use going forward. First I need to determine what is the best oil to use, how this affects the product. I also need to consider the application and clean up process. The product is on hold and I am sending a sample to check the guaranteed analysis to see if it affects the fat content. I am also thinking it may affect the shelf life of the product.
Please play devils advocate, Do I need to consider anything else?