National and international standards and guidelines

There are various national and international standards and guidelines for hygienic plant design. We adhere to the following standards and guidelines:

  • European Hygienic Engineering and Design Group (EHEDG)
    EHEDG develops and promotes hygienic engineering and design in the food and pharmaceutical industries. The organization also provides guidelines and certifications for hygienic equipment and installations.
  • Food and Drug Administration (FDA)
    The FDA provides guidelines for the hygienic design of food and pharmaceutical facilities. These guidelines include recommendations for layout, equipment, floors, walls, lighting, HVAC systems, drainage, and waste management.
  • International Organization for Standardization (ISO)
    ISO 22000 sets requirements for the hygienic design of food production facilities. This standard applies to food safety management systems.
  • Europese Unie (EU)
    EU legislation pertains to the hygienic production of food. Regulation (EC) No. 852/2004 of the European Parliament and of the Council of April 29 (2004) set requirements for the hygienic design of food establishments.
  • Nationale normen
    In addition to the aforementioned standards and guidelines, there are also specific national standards for hygienic plant design. Take, for example, the Dutch standard NEN-EN 1672-2 and the German standard VDI 6022.

It is important to be aware of these standards and guidelines when planning and implementing hygienic plant designs. This ensures the safety and quality of food products.


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