General Information
General Information

The EHEDG World Congress 2022 in Munich will offers you the opportunity to gain insights into the latest state-of-the-art hygienic design of food manufacturing infrastructures, particularly the factory and the processing equipment, which is fundamental to the safe manufacture of food products. Hygienic design also leads to an increased food product quality, and reduced manufacturing costs by facilityting cleanability.

The hygienic design of factories provides:
  • Defence against external factory hazards (chemical pollution, airborne microorganisms, flooding, pests etc.)
  • Defence against internal factory hazards - no harbourage sites and facilitation of cleaning
  • Improvement of internal flows of people, product, packaging, air and wastes to prevent cross-contamination
  • Security against deliberate contamination
  • The maintenance of hygienic conditions via structure rigidity and material durability – appropriate foundations, steelwork, floor slabs, surface finishes

The hygienic design of food processing equipment provides:
  • Elimination of small surface irregularities such as crevices that could provide microbial harbourage sites or growth niches
  • Elimination of small dead areas that could provide harbourage for allergenic materials
  • Prevention of large dead areas that could provide harbourage for materials that could provide brand protection issues, such as meat species or for pests
  • Prevention of product contamination with foreign bodies resulting from the equipment (glass, metal etc.)
  • Prevention of product contamination with chemicals resulting from the equipment e.g. lubricants
  • Drainability to prevent the retention of e.g. cleaning chemicals and to allow quick drying