Harmonization of EHEDG guidelines and 3-A standards
Aiming to enhance food safety by promoting hygiene in the production and processing of food, EHEDG and the U.S. American 3-A Sanitary Standards organization have many common goals and a similar mission. Both organizations exchange their draft guidelines and standards for expert review and comments before publication. The latest issue of the EHEDG Glossary was developed in co-operation with 3-A and can be downloaded from the Free Documents section.
The contents of all EHEDG guidelines have been cross-referenced with those of 3-A Standards Inc. and are summarized in a matrix available for download (XLS).
The EHEDG Working Groups have published various documents which are available for free download such as position papers and Guideline Doc. 8 on the basic requirements of hygienic design.
The EHEDG Working Groups have published various documents which are available for free download such as position papers and Guidelines Doc. 8 on the basic requirements of hygienic design and Doc. 45 on cleaning validation in the food industry.
Hygienic design principles
Third Edition, March 2018
This document describes the principles for hygienic design of equipment and factories intended for food manufacturing. The fundamental reason for applying hygienic design principles is to prevent contamination of food products. Equipment and factories of poor hygienic design are difficult to clean.
The document details the hygienic design principles that shall be followed when designing and constructing equipment and factories for manufacturing of foods. It gives guidance on design, construction and installation so that it does not adversely affect food safety and quality. These principles apply to open and closed manufacturing operations, surrounding facilities, all being cleaned either wet or dry.
Doc. 8 is used as a basis for hygienic design evaluation within the EHEDG equipment certification program.
The content of this document covers functional requirements, intended use, materials of construction, hygienic design and construction and assessment methods.