Problems with dust, ventilation & filtration are common in many food processing applications. Product quality, environmental concerns and the health and wellbeing of employees working in these areas is paramount.

Organic food production within the European Union (EU) is strictly regulated. EU rules apply to the production of organic food and feed, and to the labelling and control of organic products. With demand for organic food product increasing, major food production companies are expanding their range.

With this in mind FEG Ltd. have worked closely with one of the UK largest food production companies to project manage their New Organic Production Facility for their biscuit and snack products.

In the Ingredients Feed area FEG utilised a Local Exhaust Ventilation (LEV) system that provides an effective hood design, ductwork systems, heat recovery and recirculation system to ensure adequate ventilation and dust extraction. FEG provided a full design, planning, installation and commissioning service, with a cost-effective and reliable solution from contaminant source to safe and efficient extraction.

FEG’s expertise in CDM (Construction, Design and Management) was utilised by the company for the new ingredients feed and mixing requirements facility. With a project value of £1m, FEG’s involvement included heading a multi department project team, controlling project spend, assigning resources, controlling and writing the Health & Safety File, supplier approval, control of contractors and issuing permits.

With overall responsibility for ensuring all building modifications, plant modifications and new equipment met specification, FEG achieved production targets and were within budget and timescale.