Optimum Lux Requirements (Regulations) for Meat Processing Plant

Lux is the SI unit of illuminance which is equal one lumen per square metre. Many processing plants find it difficult to determine the light requirements. The following are the necessary lux requirements:

  • All rooms and areas of the establishment must be properly lighted by natural/artificial light or both. Special attention must be given to the amount and direction of lighting in inspection areas to prevent glare while providing the required maximum illumination. All light in meat product inspection areas shall be without shadow glare and have a minimum colour rendering index value (CRI) of 85 so as not to distort the normal colour of meat products. Lux is an important consideration.


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