Organisation type: 
Associated partners
DE Germany
Frankfurt am Main

See also here a short presentation of EHEDG.

EHEDG delivers guidance by developing illustrated guidelines, practical test procedures and animated training material to make legal requirements easy understandable. The second demand for our designers and engineers is to understand the difference between Mechanical Designs versus Hygienic Design.
University graduates are highly qualified experts trained to solve complex engineering requirements and they are expected to design and build innovative and safe to operate machinery. Nevertheless they are often not aware of Hygienic Engineering & Design as it was not a mandatory part of their study contents.
In answer to these needs, the EHEDG expert network was established to close the existing knowledge gaps by developing teaching aids for practical use as well as education material for students, engineers and operators who are interested in learning more about the field of Hygienic Design & Engineering.
Still millions of food born diseases killing thousands of people every year as a result of not hygienically designed food  processing equipment, process lines or plants.
The role of EHEDG is to change this situation. We train and educate people to all Hygienic Design issues in our multilingual training courses, seminars and workshops. We give practical information on Hazards in Hygienic Processing, Hygienic Design Criteria, Materials of Construction, Welding Stainless Steel, Static Seals and Couplings, Cleaning and Disinfection, Valves, Pumps, Building and Process Layout, Lubricants, Installation and Maintenance, Verification of Hygienic Design, EHEDG Test Methods and Certification.
All this material is based on our illustrated and multilingual guidelines which summarized to 45 documents at present.
But food safety is only one important aspect. The second one are potential savings in operating costs through Hygienic Design as we need shorter cleaning time, thereby increasing productive time, reduced chemicals and additives, reduced power, steam and fuel consumption, reduced water and water treatment costs.

Participating persons: 
Knuth Lorenzen's picture
Lorenzen Knuth

Knut Lorenzen was working at GEA Tuchenhagen and he was also Past President of EHEDG and chairs the EHEDG Training Group.