Food Manufacturing and the need to comply with Industrial Cooling Standards
The food manufacturing and processing industry is one of the largest industries in India. It is often referred to as the “sunrise sector” as it actively contributes in uplifting the agricultural economy of the country, generates large scale employment and substantially contributes to export revenue. According to a research by KPMG India, the food processing industry had a CAGR of 10% in the last 5 years and was one of the least affected industries in the pandemic. In order to function efficiently, the Indian food processing industry has several mandates and directives in place in order to ensure proper hygiene of the premises.
But creating a comfortable working environment might involve a substantial investment in installing central air conditioning solutions, which might be financially unviable. Moreover, they consume high electricity and demand substantial maintenance throughout the year, which would impact the running costs of the plant.
According to The Food Safety and Standards (Licensing and Registration of Food Business) Regulations, 2011, all food businesses must comply with specific standards of safety, sanitary and hygienic requirements in order to undertake food processing and manufacturing. This not only includes standards for manufacturing and storage processes of the foods, but also the hygienic standards of the establishments.
The act emphasizes on the need to have a cool, well-ventilated environment that is free of dust and other airborne particulates, in order to maintain the hygienic standards of food processing and manufacturing. Thus, it is essential for the plant to have an air cooling solution, that complies with these mandates of the governing bodies.
Symphony’s Industrial air cooling solutions help bridge this need gap by providing an air cooling solution that is quick to install, cost-efficient and consumes 90% less electricity than central air conditioning. Here is how Symphony’s Industrial air cooling solutions can help your food manufacturing and processing plant:
- Cost-efficient cooling solution: Food manufacturing and processing plants consume a lot of electricity in the manufacturing and storage processes. Refrigeration and storage of foods consume a lot of electricity, and this makes the running and maintenance of the plant cost intensive. For cooling the rest of the premises, a cost-efficient solution like Symphony industrial air cooling should be explored. Symphony industrial air coolers provide cool, fresh and filtered air and consume 90% less electricity than air conditioners.
- Control over dust: Industrial air coolers have honeycomb padding that allows the filtration of dust particles, preventing them from entering the floor area. Thus, the chances of contamination of raw material for food is greatly reduced, as the shop floor has fresh and filtered air.
- Reduction of heat in manufacturing processes: Food processing and manufacturing processes generate a substantial amount of heat. Excess heat could be a deterrent in the manufacturing processes as it may lead to an adverse effect on the raw material and final food product. Symphony Industrial air cooling solutions control the indoor temperature by providing ambient cooling, thereby providing suitable conditions for manufacturing food.
Symphony recently installed Industrial air cooling solutions at Rajasthan’s Chokhi Dhani food processing plant. The installation drastically reduced the internal temperature of the working environment, thereby boosting productivity of the workers. Visit this link to know more about Symphony’s Industrial air cooling solutions. Book a free site survey now!