Achieve hygienic air quality and reduce the potential for contamination in the dairy production process with complete air quality solutions from Camfil.
Protect your high-risk dairy process from impurities – and extend product shelf life – with pure, filtered air in your processing areas. Camfil’s energy-efficient filters, rigorously tested and certified to standards and designed for food applications, help manufacturers around the world reduce the risk of contamination and meet strict regulatory requirements.
Regardless of the type of dairy product, dairy processes involve receiving raw milk and then transforming it into finished products. Airborne impurities like yeast and mould fungi greatly impact the shelf life of dairy products like milk and milk powders, cheese, yoghurt, ice-cream and butter. Infant formulas are even more sensitive to process quality as the stake is infant life.
But eliminating airborne contaminants is no easy task because of their size – on average, about 0.6 microns. And even with clean processing equipment, its open vents or areas can allow microbe-filled impure air to come into contact with the products. Therefore, any process related components must comply with food safety as well as sustain cleaning procedures.
It’s no wonder, then, that dairy foods must meet stringent regulations and requirements for food production safety. Controlling air quality and air change rates, together with temperature and humidity levels, in cleanrooms and filling halls all play a key role in contamination control.
In this industry, you simply can’t skimp on quality. Fluid bed dryers, aseptic filling lines, slicing, maturing and packaging lines have got to be equipped with filters of the highest quality and most efficient filtration levels to ensure that food spoilage, recall and customer risk threats are completely removed.
What appears to be cost-saving equipment is risky. If that equipment has not been properly tested and certified to meet requirements, it could end up costing you much more in the long run.
Whatever the level of risk you face in a specific application or processing/packaging area, Camfil offers a huge variety of pre-filters, fine filters, HEPA filters, ULPA filters, terminal housings and recirculating air cleaners to meet your needs. Our ProSafe range makes the perfect choice for the process and change control demanded by the food and beverage industry. Fully compliant with all relevant industry standards, including ISO 846, EC10/2011, VDI 6022, EC 1935:2015, free of harmful components, and moisture resistance.
In high-hygiene areas, products requiring the highest hygiene levels undergo final processing and packaging. Here, you need the highest air quality to effectively eliminate all contamination hazards. For dry dairy powder handling, aseptic filling, packaging and more.
Medium-care areas, where raw material is stored, need to be kept clean to protect against product contamination. These areas include milk receiving and storage, and raw ingredient handling.
In high-care areas, you need to protect equipment or minimise contamination before products enter a high-hygiene area. Here, you need high airflow and positive pressure environments. For ready-to-eat production, condensed dairy, cream, yogurt, frozen dessert processing and packaging, cheese processing, and drying halls.
Low-care areas include areas where production and product handling do not occur. Camfil recommends products that adhere to EN 16798 to best protect the health of your building occupants. For office spaces, main corridors, and reception areas.
High air quality is crucial for product quality and safety in food and beverage production. Our AHU products are designed to protect your people, products and processes while also reducing energy costs.