The Food and Beverage sector is the largest manufacturing sector in Kenya contributing about 3.5% to GDP. The industry has many sub sectors and regulations and standards that must be adhered to.
To meet stringent local and international food safety standards such as FSCC22000 and , products are manufactured to meet the highest quality standards as traces of oil or contaminants can result in product recalls and the risk of health hazards for consumers.
Whichever sub sector of the food industry you are in, compressed air that comes into contact with food and beverage must be controlled in accordance with ISO 8573.1 and ISO 12500.
Typical uses of compressed air in the food and beverage industry include:
- Product handling
- Food processing
- Food filling machines
- Fluid pumps
- Cooling and spraying
- Food packaging
- Air knives
- Preservation and sterilisation
- PET bottle blowing
- Cleaning air
- Food storage