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European Hygienic Engineering & Design Group (EHEDG) was established as a non-profit foundation in 1989. It is dedicated to the promotion of safe food by improving hygienic engineering and design in all aspects of food manufacture. EHEDG actively supports European legislation, which requires that handling, preparation, processing and packaging of food is done hygienically, using hygienic machinery and in hygienic premises. The EHEDG enables safe food production by providing guidance as an authority on hygienic engineering and design for food manufactured in or imported into Europe.
U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) is the oldest comprehensive consumer protection agency in the U. S. federal government. The scope of FDA’s regulatory authority is very broad. One of the many areas they are responsible for is protecting the public health by assuring the safety, efficacy and security of our nation’s food supply. More specifically, in food regulation, the FDA sets forth statutes regarding materials (plastics, elastomers, etc.) that come in contact with food meet certain criteria.
3-A Sanitary Standards Inc. (SSI) is an independent, not-for-profit corporation dedicated to advancing hygienic equipment design for the food, beverage, and pharmaceutical industries. They represent the interests of three stakeholder groups with a common commitment to promoting food safety and the public health — regulatory sanitarians, equipment fabricators and processors. You can tell whether the food processing equipment that is used meets criteria for sanitary design by relying on 3-A SSI design criteria and the sanitary design integrity that comes from the voluntary Third Party Verification (TPV) inspection programs of 3-A SSI.
21 CFR 177.2600
21 CFR 178.3570
EC Machinery Directive 2006/42/EC BSEN60204-1:2006+A12009
EC Low- Voltage Directive 2006/95/EC BSEN1972-2:2005+A1:2009 EC Regulation No 1935/2004 BSENISO12100:2010
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