For obvious reasons, companies that belong in the food and beverage industry are expected to meet a high standard of cleanliness and worker safety, both of which can be improved with appropriate lighting. At the most basic level, adequate lighting ensures everyone can see surfaces clearly, which means anyone tasked with cleaning can ensure they did the best job possible; Team members can more easily spot contaminants, like mold or evidence of pests.
Beyond that, shards from broken or shattered bulbs can end up in food products, which means a definite recall. Food safe lights also do not have visible screws or other componetns that could end up in your product. Also, food industry lighting must be able to handle rigorous washdown processes, to prevent mold and bacteria. Proper lighting also contributes to a safer work environment, reducing the risk of accidents.