The Durable Management of Chemicals in the Food Industry and Annexed Laboratories

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At present, the use of chemicals in the food production environment is tacitly assumed when speaking of technological and hedonic advantages. On the other side, industrial foods and beverages are often questioned because of the possible presence of undesired chemicals without relation to the intended food or beverage (pesticides, bisphenol A, etc.). However, the problem of chemical risk assessment does not concern food consumers only, but also food workers in each area of production plants, including chemical and microbiological laboratories carrying on quality controls. This chapter concerns the reliable, safe, and durable management of chemicals in the food production and packaging areas on the one side, and in annexed quality control laboratories, highlighting the following points: toxicological risks; the importance of labeling; technical and material safety data sheets; risk categories (fire, explosion, unpredicted chemical reactions, etc.); safe use of hazardous chemicals, prevention procedures, and emergency planning in laboratories and industrial areas.


Chemical risk CLP Regulation European Union Safety data sheet Cancerogen Mutagen Teratogen 



Association internationale de la sécurité sociale


Average exposure value


Carbon dioxide


Carcinogenic, mutagenic, reprotoxic


Chemical Abstracts Service


Classification, labeling, and packaging of chemical products




Dangerous Chemical Agent


European Union


Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations


General Harmonized System


Hazard analysis and critical control points


Hydrofluoric acid


Hydrogen peroxide


Institut National de Recherche et de Securitè


International Agency for Research on Cancer


Lethal dose 50


Mean lethal concentration


Occupational exposure limit


Occupational health physician




Persistent, bioaccumulative, and environmentally toxic


Personal protective equipment


Safety data sheet


Short-term exposure limit


Threshold limit value


United Nations Environment Programme


Very persistent, very bioaccumulable


World Health Organization


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Transport EngineeringUniversity of Constantine 1ConstantineAlgeria
  2. 2.Associazione “Componiamo il Futuro” (CO.I.F.) PalermoPalermoItaly

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