air filtration in dairy processing

Dairy Processing

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.

Product shelf life cut short? You could have bad air

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 mold fungi greatly impact the shelf life of dairy products like milk and milk powders, cheese, yogurt, 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.Even with clean processing equipment, unsecured gaps 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.

Sources of contaminants in dairy processing

  • E-coli
  • Enterobacter sakazakii
  • PAA (from disinfection agents used in aseptic processing and packaging)
  • Bacteria
  • VOCs
  • Product ingredients (which can cause cross-contamination)
  • Ozone
  • Microbial clouds from people themselves

Protect the food and drinks you produce – and your workers – with clean, filtered air

It’s no wonder 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 must 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.

Complete air quality solutions for dairy industry needs

Whatever the risk level 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.  

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