Food safety by design
The European Hygienic Engineering & Design Group World Congress takes place in the UK for the first time in November. Hygiene expert speaker and group member Andy Buchan explains why hygienic design could help save you from a food safety-related product recall.
Hygienic design is a poorly understood concept, and one that is often not fully integrated into the food and drink processing environment by manufacturers, both large and small. The big players, such as Unilever and Nestlé, recognised that food contamination resulting from poorly designed or utilised food processing equipment was likely to result in food safety issues and product recalls as long as 30 years ago. However, too many firms still don’t understand the relevance and impact of hygienic design and are leaving themselves at risk.
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