Test methods

The DTU Center for Hygienic Design tests and certifies equipment according to the European Hygienic Engineering Design Group (EHEDG) guidelines. The center also conducts tests on open equipment in the center’s own test facilities.

hrough EHEDG certification equipment manufacturers receive internationally recognized proof of their equipment’s cleanability.

Why is hygienic design important to producers of both equipment and food products? In short hygienic design is all about using the correct design, which will prevent microorganisms or contaminants of any kind from affecting a food product. A key aspect is that machines and systems are easy to clean.

DTU Center for Hygienic Design offers two types of tests, which can visualize and distinguish between good and poor design solutions: