In the American economy, food production represents a significant chunk. In 2011, pork sales alone accounted for $97 billion and contributed $34.5 billion to the U.S. Gross National Product. To protect the products from this valuable industry, food handlers use environmental controls that regulate humidity. Humidity is important at all phases, from livestock comfort and productivity to safe processing to effective warehousing. Too much humidity can cause livestock discomfort, promote food borne illness, and cause food to lose shelf life and quality.
Learn more about keeping food safe in this infographic from Polygon USA.