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Document ID (ISN)101533
CIS number 03-933
ISBN(s) 951-38-6015-9
Year 2002
Convention or series no. VTT Publications 482
Author(s) Wirtanen G., Miettinen H., Pahkala S., Enbom S., Vanne L.
VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland
Title Clean air solutions in food processing
Bibliographic information VTT Information Service, P.O.Box 2000, 02044 VTT, Finland, 2002. 95p. Illus. 142 ref.
Internet access [in English]
Abstract In the food industry, airflow may be a potential source of contamination because the airborne particles can introduce foreign matter, including microbial contaminants, into the products produced. This literature review deals with air handling in controlled environments. Main topics covered: bioaerosols; clean-room technology; air handling in clean rooms (air distribution, airflow, filtration, pressure difference, humidity and temperature, exhaust); personnel behaviour and clothing in clean rooms; limitation of risks; methods of air-quality assessment; airborne microbial contamination in various food processes (dairies, breweries and beverage production, bakeries, meat and poultry production); air disinfection methods in the food industry; clean-room applications in food and drink processes.
Descriptors (primary) occupational hygiene; food industry; ventilation systems; clean rooms
Descriptors (secondary) literature survey; microorganisms; aerosols; determination in air; air filtration; exhaust ventilation; negative pressure application; protective atmospheres
Document type E - Books, reports, proceedings
Country / State or ProvinceFinland
Subject(s) Food, beverage and tobacco industries
Broad subject area(s) Biological hazards
Chemical safety
Browse category(ies) Food industry