Hygienic Design

Hygienic design is not just about cleanliness; it’s about safeguarding consumer health, maintaining product integrity, and ensuring regulatory compliance. Here’s why it matters

Preventing Contamination: Hygienic design minimizes the risk of contamination, ensuring that food products remain safe and free from harmful pathogens, chemicals, or foreign materials throughout the production process.

Protecting Consumer Health: By adhering to hygienic design principles, food factories can uphold the highest standards of food safety, reducing the incidence of foodborne illnesses and promoting public health.

Maintaining Product Quality: Hygienic design helps preserve the sensory, nutritional, and shelf-life qualities of food products. It prevents undesirable interactions between food and equipment, packaging, or environmental factors, ensuring that products meet consumers’ expectations for taste, texture, and freshness.

Meeting Regulatory Standards: Various regulations and standards govern food production, including Regulation (EC) No 852/2004 on the hygiene of foodstuffs and Regulation (EC) No 1935/2004 on materials and articles intended to come into contact with food. These regulations mandate hygienic design practices to ensure compliance with strict safety and hygiene requirements.

At Prove Engineering, we specialize in designing food factories that prioritize hygiene and safety. Our expert team ensures compliance with the highest industry standards, providing you with peace of mind and confidence in your food production processes.


Armand Fourie

Armand is one of our go-to guys when it comes to projects involving hygienic design. He focuses on designing and optimizing manufacturing processes in industries where cleanliness and hygiene are critical, such as pharmaceuticals, food and beverage, cosmetics, and biotechnology. With advanced training in hygienic design and systematic process design according to EN1672-2, he can play a crucial role in ensuring the safety, quality, and compliance of products in industries where cleanliness is paramount