An outstanding event: The EHEDG World Congress on Hygienic Engineering & Design 2012 - Spain

Publication date: 17.11.2012

Author: EHEDG

More than 250 decision makers, food safety and quality specialists, engineers and designers as well as other high level representatives of food-related industries and academia gathered on occasion of the EHEDG World Congress on Hygienic Engineering & Design from 7-8 November 2012 in Valencia to learn about this increasingly important topic in order to enable the manufacturing of safe food. During 25 lectures various topics were discussed including the role that EHEDG plays to help ensuring food safety - e.g. the principles and latest developments in hygienic equipment and factory design, the layout of a hygienic process environment and the adequate use of construction materials, advanced welding technology, EHEDG test methods and certification as well as new trends in cleaning and disinfection.

The delegates represented not only equipment & plant manufacturers, but also food producers, the pharmaceutical and cosmetics industry as well as scientists and consultancy from more than 20 countries world-wide. The event was perfectly hosted by ainia centro tecnológico who are heading the EHEDG Regional Section Spain and are a leading innovation and technology centre with own laboratories and pilot plants. The institute also offers testing and certification according to EHEDG test methods in its facilities and the congress was the event highlight in the 25th anniversary year of ainia centro tecnológico.

Sponsoring companies found excellent opportunities for presenting themselves in the congress venue of the Chamber of Commerce Valencia and the programme was enriched by scientific poster presentations, One to One business meetings, face-to-face expert talks and many opportunities for experience exchange.

The next opportunity for participating this high-level expert platform will be the EHEDG World Congress on Hygienic Engineering & Design from 23-24 October 2014 in Parma/Italy in conjunction with Cibustec. Details will be announced in due time in advance.