Would you believe us if we told you that Cocoa is hazardous?  

Well, not the cocoa itself, but the equipment used for the production and packaging of cocoa does fall under the Hazardous Locations Equipment category because of the handling of readily ignitable fibres (cocoa).   

Hazardous Locations Class III, Div. 1, as per the Canadian Electrical Code, include parts of rayon, cotton, and other textile mills; combustible fibre manufacturing and processing plants; cotton gins and cotton-seed mills; flax processing plants; clothing manufacturing plants; woodworking plants; and establishments and industries involving similar hazardous processes or conditions. 

Readily ignitable fibres and flyings include rayon, cotton (including cotton linters and cotton waste), sisal or henequen, istle, jute, hemp, tow, COCOA fibre, oakum, baled waste kapok, Spanish moss, excelsior, and other materials of similar nature. 

We don’t know about you, but hot cocoa will never be the same for us now! 

To read more about Hazardous Locations equipment approvals click here 

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