Moisture Control Essential for Food Processing

Bacteria and other micro-organisms multiply in the presence of moisture and humid air, thus making most food processing companies struggle for moisture/humidity control while processing, storing, drying and packaging.

In today’s world, the popularity of processed food such as snack food, health food, instant food etc. has increased manifold. The key contributing factor for its popularity is convenience. However, uncontrolled humidity can play a spoil sport in maintaining the taste, flavour and shelf life of these convenience foods. Therefore, it becomes imperative to tackle the moisture menace during each of the stages like product drying, processing, packaging and storage.

Food processing companies face many moisture related issues such as longer drying time, frequent downtime of production units, and loss of key characteristics of food product. This in turn leads to inferior product quality and reduced shelf life.

Bry-Air Dehumidifier provide the most simple and cost effective solution for humidity control. It speeds up drying process, ensures consistent production, uniform coating, maintain food quality and shelf life.

The changing lifestyle and paucity of time too have increased our dependency on the packaged food. There is a demand for increased level of sophistication in processing, packaging, and storage of food.

In processing powder foods, especially health foods like protein supplements, infant food, soup powders, cocoa as well as gelatines, dehydrated soft drink concentrate, instant coffee powders, concentrate fruit, etc., the presence of moisture in the surrounding air can cause lumping and caking of food concentrate. It causes the tiny particles to stick or cluster together, thus inhibiting their free flow in the manufacturing or packaging process.

Many granular or powdered materials are transferred to packaging via high-velocity air streams. This process is commonly referred to as pneumatic conveying or just airveying. Highly hygroscopic materials like sugar, flour, starches, beverage and food powders make humidity control a crucial element of materials handling systems. The transportation of powdered, granulated or flaked material by high-velocity airstreams can significantly be improved by drying the air.

Many food processing and confectionery manufacturers and exporters rely on Bry-Air Dehumidifiers to maintain and achieve high level of product quality in the processing, packaging, and storage areas.

Our dehumidifiers have also been successfully functioning during the gum coating process at various facilities across the country and internationally.

Bry-Air Desiccant Dehumidifier

Designed to comply with stringent customer requirements like controlled condensation and other moisture related problems such as moisture regain in products, mold/fungus prevention, moisture control in pneumatic conveying operations, spray drying, product drying, coating lines, etc.

The use of our dehumidification systems in cold stores have also shown reduction in the sanitation cycle time, prevention and removal of frost and ice from cold storage/freezer areas and spiral freezers.

Thus, Humidity Control ensures the customer is provided with a delightful experience of Taste, Aroma and Freshness.