In a food processing facility, there are some hazards that can be easily spotted with the human eye: a color-coded tool in the wrong portion of the plant, a visibly-soiled food
contact surface, a leaking/corroded hose, etc. However, there are a plethora of hidden and sometimes even invisible threats looming. One potentially fatal threat in food facilities that may linger out of sight is DUST.
Food product materials were responsible for a whopping 44.3% of fires and explosions. These numbers easily overshadow other materials like metal, coal, paper, plastic, carbon, etc (24.1% is represented by the next most present material: wood products).
What’s even more troubling is that it's not easy to pin down