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EHEDG (the European Hygienic Engineering & Design Group) is a consortium of equipment manufacturers, food industries, research institutes as well as public health authorities and was founded in 1989 with the aim of promoting hygiene during the processing and packaging of food products.

To date, the EHEDG counts 430 companies as well as 60 universities, institutes and authorities from 55 countries as its members. More than 1,400 high-level key-contact persons from the different stakeholder groups are linked to the organization, representing their companies and institutions with many more thousand staff behind from all over the world. More than 400 experts from food equipment manufacturers, food industries and academia are actively involved into the EHEDG Working Groups, addressing themselves to the task of developing and writing up the EHEDG Guidelines and other reference documents.

32 Regional Sections in Europe and overseas disseminate the EHEDG know-how by guideline translation, conferences, training courses and other events. EHEDG equipment testing & certification is recognised worldwide and more than 520 pieces or series of equipment have successfully passed the test until today. Training Courses on hygienic engineering and design are offered in many countries worldwide by highly qualified EHEDG trainers.

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