Food Processing Odor Control

Safely remove odors from all stages of food processing.

Bad odors in the food industry vary in type and strength, since they can be created during production, processing, and wastewater treatment. Regardless of the source, odors may be offensive to the public and employees.

Some food processing facilities have their own wastewater treatment plant with lagoons of smelly fats and greases. Sludge made during water clarification may also cause odors. Even pleasant-smelling food odors — like those from spices or sweets — may become offensive over time.

Ecosorb® odor elimination products approved for use in food processing plants in accordance with odor control guidelines. The versatility of Ecosorb systems offers plant managers an inexpensive alternative that provides effective, cost-efficient odor elimination.

Benefits of Ecosorb


Ecosorb uses the natural power of plant oils to remove odors from food production.


Non-toxic, non-hazardous, biodegradable, non-flammable, and no harmful VOCs.


Proven by independent and customer labs to reduce volatile emissions.


Can be used in raw material holding or stock holding areas; waste collection or waste processing areas; wastewater treatment; and scrubbers or stacks off cooking areas.

Meat and Seafood Processing

Meat and seafood processing and rendering plants have a hard time controlling bad odors, because they occur naturally when organic material is transported or stored. From farm or sea to processing to rendering, the handling of meat and seafood through different facilities can create big odor issues.

Ecosorb engineers have developed solutions to eliminate these common odors through wastewater treatment, solid waste treatment, air scrubbing, and direct injection to stacks. Applying Ecosorb products through hollow-bladed fans can provide pinpoint odor control.

Fish Meal Processing

Manufacturing dry fish food blends barley, soybeans, and fish oil – a process that can generate strong odors. Control smells with a feed system using a flue, plenum, and multiple nozzles to deliver Ecosorb, quickly and efficiently.

Poultry Processing

A major odor problem for chicken and other poultry processors can controlled using small amounts of Ecosorb products in three areas:

  • wash-down water
  • direct-injection to stacks
  • introduction to the plant scrubbing system

Some poultry plants experience no odor problems during their regular processing cycles. But when they shut down, for holidays or weekends, odors can quickly build. Ecosorb 606 can be applied by fans at the storage doors to solve the problem.

“Pleasant” Smells

Even otherwise enjoyable odors can become a nuisance over time and at high concentrations. An artificial flavoring plant manufactures a variety of strong flavors, causing a range of odor problems. One system can be used to vary Ecosorb dilution rate and volume injected to the process stack.

The sterilization process used in chocolate factories releases volatile gases into water, creating foul odors. Ecosorb 206 quickly and effectively neutralizes those smells.

How to Use

Regulations and guidelines prevent materials like Ecosorb from coming into contact with food products. Uses of Ecosorb are often located in exhaust stacks and vents, near dryers, around wastewater, and culture processing. Vaporizations systems are effective in these and other areas, and custom systems and blends can be developed for special applications.

Packaging Options
  • 5-gallon pails
  • 55-gallon drums
  • 275-gallon totes

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