Food and drink manufacturing comprises many different industries, ranging from fruit and vegetable processing, bakeries, grain milling and dairy processing to sugar refineries and slaughterhouses. Beverage manufacturing includes beer, wine and spirit production as well as soft drink and mineral water production. Although food and beverages are processed in a strictly controlled environment to ensure a high standard of hygiene and safe food production, it is not at all a ‘low risk’ sector in terms of the safety and health of workers.
Chemicals workers may be exposed to in maintenance in food and bevarage industry (e.g. disinfectants and lubricants, ammonia in refrigeration systems, caustic soda, nitric acid, Hepatitis A, salmonella bacteria etc)
Ammonia, anhydrous, Sodium hydroxide, Nitric acid