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EHEDG Testing and Certification

Testing and certification according to EHEDG | TÜV Rheinland

Hygienic food equipment certified to EHEDG guidelines

Equipment manufacturers and engineers designing processing plants and process lines as well as corporate brands operate under strict safety standards regulating the food industry. The European Hygienic Engineering & Design Group (EHEDG) has developed standards and methods for the testing and certification of equipment in accordance with the latest research and state-of-the-art technologies.

EHEDG guidelines support members of the food industry in their efforts to ensure quality production and processing equipment for the safety of all food products. As an EHEDG authorized laboratory, we conduct comprehensive testing in regards to hygienic engineering and design standards and requirements established for equipment used in food production and processing.

We have extensive experience in providing the food industry - US with expert testing and certification services.

Certify your equipment product or food processing plant according to recognized EHEDG standards!

Confident and competitive with EHEDG certification

EHEDG certification promotes guidelines to help you reduce food safety - US risk with quality equipment and lower cleaning costs with clean-in-place (CIP) technology. The EHEDG logo and certification database provide you strong marketing tools to set you apart from the competition in tough global markets. Demonstrate your commitment to excellence with a voluntary EHEDG certification!

Our services for EHEDG testing and certification

Our tailor-made EHEDG solutions | TÜV Rheinland
Our experts support you with several test methods for different test schemes.

We conduct comprehensive services to support your EHEDG certification application. Throughout testing our authorized experts provide you with EHEDG design evaluations and equipment classification. If needed, EHEDG clean-in-place, steam-sterilizability and bacteria tightness test methods are also implemented.

After our assessment of your application, you are provided a quotation for services. Evaluation of each product is based on document verification and physical testing.

Our certification services include design review and the execution of EHEDG test methods. Equipment is assigned either EL (equipment cleaned with liquids) or ED (equipment dry-cleaned only) type status and is subject to the requirements and EHEDG testing methods of the corresponding certification class:

Certification Type EL

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EL CLASS I

Closed equipment

Wet cleaned-in-place (CIP) without dismantling

Design review, cleanability testing

EL ASEPTIC CLASS I

Closed equipment

Wet cleaned-in-place (CIP) without dismantling

Design review, cleanability, sterilizability, bacteria tightness testing

EL CLASS I AUX

Open equipment

Wet cleaned without dismantling

Design review, no EHEDG test method

Unanimous acceptance by EHEDG Authorized Evaluation Officers

EL CLASS II

Closed and open equipment

Dismantled for wet cleaning

Design review, no EHEDG test method

Unanimous acceptance by EHEDG Authorized Evaluation Officers

EL ASEPTIC CLASS II

Closed equipment

Dismantled for wet cleaning

Design review, cleanability, sterilizability, bacteria tightness testing

Certification Type ED

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ED CLASS I

Closed equipment

Dry cleaned only without dismantling

Design review, no EHEDG test method

Unanimous acceptance by EHEDG Authorized Evaluation Officers

ED CLASS II

Closed and open equipment

Dismantled for dry cleaning only

Design review, no EHEDG test method

Unanimous acceptance by EHEDG Authorized Evaluation Officers

Design review is mandatory for every certification class. The equipment or component is measured and verified according to relevant EHEDG guidelines.

After testing, evaluation results are organized and submitted to the Authorized Evaluation Officer file for further review and processing. EHEDG then issues you an official certificate with authorization to use the EHEDG logo and a listing of your certification in the EHEDG database.

Your authorized and experienced partner

As an experienced EHEDG Authorized Testing Laboratory, we are able to provide you reliable services in accordance with EHEDG standards and guidelines. Our experts are on hand available to you at any time anywhere in the world. We are your one-stop-shop for comprehensive testing and certification services. We look forward to serving you.

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