EHEDG Advanced Course on Hygienic Design for Food Processing Equipment

What is EHEDG?

Hygienic design of equipment and facilities is one of the main tools that food, pharmaceutical and cosmetics companies have in order to achieve their final aim of guaranteeing the safety of the products they manufacture. These industries and food equipment manufacturers should be aware of the importance of hygienic aspects in the activities they carry out. EHEDG (European Hygienic Engineering and Design Group) provides practical guidance on hygienic engineering for manufacturing safe and wholesome food.  Founded in 1989, it is a consortium of equipment manufacturers, food companies, research and educational institutes as well as public health authorities whose common aim is to promote hygiene during the processing and packaging of food products.
The UT EHEDG Test Institute is the only EHEDG Authorized Test/Certification Institute in North America. 


The course gives knowledge and insight into the hygienic design of equipment and processes for the food industry and benefits of hygienic design to better satisfy the needs of equipment manufacturers and food processors.  These include minimal down time, maintenance, cleaning costs, environmental impact and efficient cleaning, optimal product safety and constant product quality.


This is a practical applications course. The fundamentals of the various topics are briefly presented and related to practice by means of examples. Participants will apply and test their knowledge with case studies in the pilot plant. The course provides tools to solve hygienic problems within your own organization. Because of the small groups the course is very interactive.

Upcoming Workshops​

Date/Location:            October 25-27, 2017
                                    The University of Tennessee
                                    Food Science Department
                                    Room 260 Brehm Animal Science Bldg
                                    2510 River Drive
                                    Knoxville, TN  37996-4539
Registration: To register online, click here.
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Price:The cost for the course is $1495 including hand-outs, hands-on exercises, and meals.
The University reserves the right to limit enrollment; however, no school will be offered to fewer than 10 participants.
Lodging:Participants are responsible for arranging their own lodging.Call for recommendations. Hilton Garden Inn Knoxville/University TN is next to campus and does offer a discount to the University Sponsored events. The phone number and address are 865-437-5500 and 1706 Cumberland Ave., Knoxville, TN 37916.


​​Contact FST Extension

Mark Morgan
2510 River Dr
Knoxville, TN 37996
Ph: (865)974-7499