Cleanliness, as the saying goes, is next to godliness, but in the food and beverage industry it is also tightly regulated by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) in the United States. There are similar regulatory agencies in other parts of the globe. To help maintain sanitary conditions, all equipment and appliances used in food and beverage production and packaging – including lighting products – must meet stringent manufacturing standards set by NSF International (NSF). It can be difficult to navigate the NSF certification process, but we will offer guidance in this article and explain how industrial LED lighting is especially well suited to such applications.
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