Article | August 2, 2016

A Food Manufacturer's Guide To Fire Prevention Through Housekeeping: NFPA Codes & Standards You Need To Know

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A Food Manufacturer’s Guide To Fire Prevention Through Housekeeping: NFPA Codes & Standards You Need To Know

The food industry is so susceptible to combustible dust incidents due to the vast number of ingredients that are potentially combustible. To help food companies mitigate their risks of combustible dust fires and explosions, the NFPA has issued several codes and standards covering all fire hazards found in food plants and processes. This article reviews the main NFPA codes and standards relevant for the fire prevention in the food industry, focusing on guidance related to housekeeping.