Hygienic Design

26.06.2019
The material research portal "Material Hub" is being developed in the European research project. The professional association supports the integration of the application scenario "Construction materials for food contact". The trial version is now online. Test users have the opportunity to give feedback on September 4th.
28.05.2019
The question is: What about plastic food materials for infants?
28.05.2019
Also this spring we offer our Infotag Hygienic Design (basic event) with a repetition of proven contents. The program to the event is now available.
04.04.2019
The European Chamber has started an update for the 2019-2020 position paper. VDMA Food processing and packaging machinery association gives input.
18.02.2019
The European Commission launched a public consultation on 11 February 2019. Contributions are possible until 6 May 2019.
23.01.2019
"List of missing substances" submitted for elastomers/silicone
17.12.2018
PPT-slides covering appendix I of VDMA Food Processing and Packaging Machinery Document No. 2 (2016) „Hygienic Filling Machines for Liquid and Viscous Foods – Classification and Typical Fields of Application“
13.11.2018
Information on application procedure to add substances to official lists
23.10.2018
As part of the joint research initiative initiated by the German Food Processing and Packaging Machinery Association, promising sensor technologies are being further developed to prototype maturity and evaluated under practical conditions according to uniform criteria. A project volume of 1.85 million euros is available to the five participating research institutes for this purpose.
22.05.2018
What is HACCP? What does HACCP mean for mechanical engineering? The term Critical Control Point (CCP) is particularly misleading in practice. This FAQ article clarifies the terminology and gives hints for further information.
09.05.2018
The question remains unchanged: Can several certificates be combined?
07.03.2018
Additional information: Enamels and ceramic materials in contact with drinking water - Comment until 2018-04-27
23.02.2018
Request for supplement in Chinese GB 9685-2016, Food Safety Standard for Uses of Additives in Food Contact Materials and Articles
19.01.2018
The Food Machinery and Packaging Machinery Association has published a position paper on materials and articles for contact with gases for food applications dated 4 October 2016.
22.12.2017
Materials for food contact in the EU have been under discussion for years. We answer the most frequently asked questions (FAQ) exclusively for VDMA members.
07.09.2017
Stainless steel components for aseptic applications in the chemical and pharmaceutical industries
06.09.2017
The VDMA Food Processing and Packaging Machinery Association has published an English translation of its example certificate for materials in contact with foodstuffs and editorially adapted the German edition. It supplements the existing documents on the subject of Regulation (EC) No 1935/2004.
04.09.2017
The Riboflavin test is used for testing cleanability ( wettability) of open equipment. The VDMA information sheet was published by VDMA Process Plant and Equipment Industry Association in 2007 and is available in German and English.
16.08.2017
The current revision of EN 1974 was delayed shortly before its completion by the submission of initial comments. The hygiene areas are under criticism.
03.08.2017
Stainless steel components for hygienic applications in the food and chemical industries
03.08.2017
Food hygiene - Guidance for the selection of materials for contact with food - General principles
24.05.2017
The Food Processing and Packaging Machinery Association within VDMA is making translations available.
15.02.2017
With publication date 7.11.2016, the Federal Office of Consumer Protection and Food Safety refers to an overview article on technically avoidable contents of heavy metals in cosmetics.
13.02.2017
CEN/TC 153 has decided to withdraw Technical Report TR 15623 "Food processing machinery - Guideline - Materials in the food industry". We explain background and alternative.
29.12.2016
DIN EN ISO 16444-14 Cleanrooms and associated cleanroom areas - Part 14: Evaluation of the cleanroom suitability of equipment by particle concentration in air (ISO 14644-14:2016) has been published by Beuth-Verlag with issue date 2017-01.
10.11.2016
For more than twenty years, the VDMA working group "Interface problems in aseptic plants" has been publishing guidelines on the topic of hygienic and aseptic filling. The topics range from methods of microbiological validation of aseptic plants, minimum requirements for sterilization performance to practical guidelines. A publication overview can be found here.
23.09.2016
Migration test: The newly published standard October 2016 replaces DIN 10531:2011-06. The scope of application includes machines for commercial use, not for industrial use. The guideline values for lead and nickel release in the migration test were adjusted. The standard is intended to serve as a tool for official food control.
30.06.2016
73 participants accepted the invitation to the first industrial working meeting "Hygienic Design Hygienic Production" on 30 May in Frankfurt. Out of 21 project proposals from 15 research institutes, five projects were selected for follow-up.
04.02.2014
The VDMA Food Processing Machinery and Packaging Machinery Association sees its position confirmed by its own migration studies.
Matthias Balley
Matthias Balley
Technical affairs, Research & standardisation beverage machinery, dairy machinery, packaging machinery, machine safety, Hygienic Design, materials for direct food contact, BVT (BREF)
+49 69 6603-1480
+49 69 6603-2480
Ortwin Fink
Ortwin Fink
Technical Affairs, Research & standardisation food processing machinery, Hygienic Design (open systems), machine safety food processing machinery
+49 69 6603-1435
+49 69 6603-2435