DTU Center for Hygienic Design

EHEDG indvielse

DTU Center for Hygienic Design has been established in cooperation between DTU Food and IPU. Focusing on hygienic design the center will offer consultancy for the biotech and food industry, test and certify equipment for food production, participate in research projects, contribute to education of engineering students and offer courses for food industries and authorities.

The new center is an authorized EHEDG test and certification institute and is being accredited by DANAK for test and certification of in-place cleanability of food processing equipment. EHEDG, European Hygienic Engineering and Design Group, is a European consortium of equipment manufacturers, food industries, research institutes and authorities.


  • Evaluation of equipment  for cleanability and hygienic design
  • Test of open equipment for cleanability and hygienic design
  • Inspection of production premises and equipment with regard to control of the contamination level and prevention of microbial growth on finished products
  • Tailor-made company courses on prevention of microbial problems in finished products with a special focus on moulds

read more:

In Danish:

  • Hygiejnisk design som i fødevaresektoren kan forebygge sygehusinfektioner (link)
  • Kontrol af hygiejniske overflader, Plus Proces, 2012, 6:12-13 (link)
  • Pressemeddelelse fra Staalcentrum, IPU og DTU om indsatsen for procesteknologi i fødevaresektoren, hvor DTU Center for Hygiejnisk Design er omtalt: Dansk styrkeposition kan blive til erhvervseventyr (pdf).
  • DTU Fødevareinstituttets hjemmeside om centeret http://www.food.dtu.dk/Nyheder/2013/11/Reception-DTU-Center-for-Hygiejnisk-Design


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