EHEDG: European Hygienic Engineering & Design Group

Let’s improve global food safety and quality together

The European Hygienic Engineering & Design Group (EHEDG) is a global network of equipment manufacturers, food processing companies, research institutes and public health authorities, founded in 1989 with the aim of promoting hygiene during the production, processing and packaging of food products. EHEDG is a non-profit foundation and a worldwide knowledge sharing community, connecting food industry stakeholders, scientists and legislators across the supply chain. EHEDG has 550 food and food equipment company members (among which the biggest food processing and food equipment companies in the world) and 60 university members. Furthermore, many scientific institutes and legislative authorities from 60 countries are affiliated with EHEDG today. 

Foundation for your successful food safety programs
Since its establishment, EHEDG has contributed to a safer food production on a global scale by helping to improve the cleanability and food safety of industrial processing and packaging installations. The EHEDG product portfolio includes guidelines, equipment certification and training programs in many countries that form the basis of many successful food safety programs worldwide. Companies become EHEDG members to improve process safety and sustainability, safeguard regulatory compliance, minimise contamination risks, reduce lifecycle costs, protect food quality, maximise production time, create new business opportunities, and to exchange know-how and best practices. 

EHEDG: people, expertise, commitment
More than 2500 high-level professionals from the various stakeholder groups are affiliated to EHEDG, representing their companies and institutions, and their staff from all over the world. More than 500 experts from food equipment manufacturers, food industries and academia actively contribute to the EHEDG Working Groups, by developing and writing up insightful EHEDG Guideline Documents and other reference documents.

Close-by in every region, all around the globe
34 Regional Sections in Europe and overseas disseminate the EHEDG know-how by translating guidelines, and by offering support to regional EHEDG company members who want to certify their equipment in order to succeed in the food processing equipment market. The EHEDG Regional Sections also organise conferences and regional training courses. 

EHEDG Training & Education
A group of highly qualified EHEDG trainers offer hands-on EHEDG Training Courses on hygienic engineering and design (basic as well as advanced training sessions) in many countries and on all continents of the world. 

EHEDG Certification
Hundreds of EHEDG certified components and equipment series illustrate that the significance of EHEDG equipment testing and certification is acknowledged all over the world. A worldwide network of EHEDG Testing Laboratories offer professional, swift and reliable testing procedures that help food processing equipment developers to optimise their products and raise the bar for food safety, quality, productivity and sustainability in food production. 

To learn more about EHEDG, the people and their activities within the EHEDG expert network, please visit: www.ehedg.org/connects and connect with us on LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/company/ehedg