Food Processing: Cutting, Grinding, Blending and Batch Mixing
Introduction to Dust Control for Food Processing and Manufacturing
The middle stage of the food processing industry is where bulk ingredients are transformed into edible products. During the processing stage, food manufacturers prepare and combine ingredients and add flavorings and additives such as stabilizers and preservatives.
Some of the specific processes included in this stage include:
- Batch mixing
The dustiest processes at this stage include cutting and grinding and batch mixing of dry ingredients. Transport points and conveyors can also become points where dust from dry ingredients becomes airborne or collects on surfaces.