E-fact 52: Safe maintenance – food and drink manufacturing
Food and drink manufacturing comprises many different industries. It ranges from fruit and vegetable processing, bakeries, grain milling or dairy processing to sugar refineries and slaughterhouses. The beverage manufacturing includes beer, wine and spirits production as well as soft drinks and mineral water. Although food and beverages are processed in a strictly controlled environment to ensure a high standard of hygienic and safe food production, it is not at all a ‘low risk’ sector in terms of the safety and health of workers.