Food Processing: Packaging
Dust collection and containment for food packaging lines is critical. At this stage, the finished food product is packaged for sale and consumption. At the packaging stage, cleanliness is especially important to prevent contamination and ensure that the finished package is clean, sanitary and appealing for consumers.
Controlling dust is essential both for food quality and safety and for aesthetics and salability. Seeing excess dust on the outside of the food package—or, worse, inside packages between the inner bag/sealed product and outer container—is a real turnoff for consumers in addition to a potential avenue for microbial growth and contamination.
Food packaging processes include bag filling, box filling, carton filling, canning and wrapping. Bag filling and box filling for cereal products, flour, sugar and powdered starches can be especially dusty.