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Hygiene in Food Processing - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9781855734661, 9781855737051

Hygiene in Food Processing

1st Edition

Principles and Practice

Editors: H L M Lelieveld M A Mostert B White John Holah
Hardcover ISBN: 9781855734661
eBook ISBN: 9781855737051
Imprint: Woodhead Publishing
Published Date: 25th July 2003
Page Count: 408
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Table of Contents

Part 1 Hygiene regulation: The regulation of hygiene in food processing: An introduction; Hygiene regulation in the EU; Hygiene regulation in the United States. Part 2 Hygienic design: Sources of contamination; Hygienic plant design; Control of airborne contamination; Hygienic equipment design; Equipment construction materials and lubricants; Piping systems, seals and valves; Cleaning in place; Verification and certification of hygienic design. Part 3 Hygiene practices: Cleaning and disinfection; Detecting taints from cleaning and disinfecting agents; Personal hygiene; Hygiene and foreign bodies; Pest control: Insects and mites.


A high standard of hygiene is a prerequisite for safe food production, and the foundation on which HACCP and other safety management systems depend. Edited and written by some of the world's leading experts in the field, and drawing on the work of the prestigious European Hygienic Engineering and Design Group (EHEDG), Hygiene in food processing provides an authoritative and comprehensive review of good hygiene practice for the food industry.

Part one looks at the regulatory context, with chapters on the international context, regulation in the EU and the USA. Part two looks at the key issue of hygienic design. After an introductory chapter on sources of contamination, there are chapters on plant design and control of airborne contamination. These are followed by a sequence of chapters on hygienic equipment design, including construction materials, piping systems, designing for cleaning in place and methods for verifying and certifying hygienic design. Part three then reviews good hygiene practices, including cleaning and disinfection, personal hygiene and the management of foreign bodies and insect pests.

Drawing on a wealth of international experience and expertise, Hygiene in food processing is a standard work for the food industry in ensuring safe food production.

Key Features

  • An authoritative and comprehensive review of good hygiene practice for the food industry
  • Draws on the work of the prestigious European Hygienic Engineering and Design Group (EHEDG)
  • Written and edited by world renowned experts in the field


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A valuable book if you want to be ranked among the cleanest and best., Food and Beverage Reporter
…this in an excellent book., Food and Beverage Reporter

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About the Editors

H L M Lelieveld

H L M Lelieveld

Huub Lelieveld is Co-founder and President of the Global Harmonization Initiative, Member of the Executive Committee and a Past-President of EFFoST (the European Federation of Food Science and Technology), Founder and Past-President of EHEDG (the European Hygienic Engineering and Design Group). He is a fellow of IAFoST (the International Academy of Food Science and Technology), a fellow of IFT (the Institute of Food Technologists), served on the Governing Council of IUFoST (the International Union of Food Science and Technology) and has been Chair of the Nonthermal Processing Division and the International Division of IFT. At Unilever, he was responsible for hygienic processing and plant design and novel processing technologies. He is lead editor of “Hygiene in food processing”, the “Handbook of hygiene control in the food industry” and “Food preservation by pulsed electric fields: From research to application”. He is co-editor of several other books, including “Ensuring Global Food Safety: Exploring Global Harmonization”, “Hygienic design of food factories”, ”Food safety management: a practical guide for the food industry” and “High Pressure Processing of Food – Principles, Technology and Applications”. He wrote chapters for many books and encyclopaedia, wrote hundreds of scientific articles and articles for magazines and presented hundreds of papers, globally. He is a member of many editorial boards of books, journals and magazines. He initiated “People, planet, prosperity and the food chain” in short P3FC, an organisation of which the sole objective is to remind the food industry as frequently as possible that besides caring for shareholders, they also share responsibilities for planet and society. He has been awarded doctor honoris causa at the National University of Food Technologies (NUFT) in Kiev, Ukraine.

Affiliations and Expertise

Global Harmonization Initiative (GHI), Vienna, Austria; European Hygienic Engineering and Design Group (EHEDG), Rotterdam, The Netherlands The Global Harmonization Initiative (GHI) is registered in Vienna, Austria; the European Hygienic Engineering and Design Group (EHEDG) in Rotterdam, the Netherlands; the European Federation of Food Science and Technology (EFFoST) in Wageningen, The Netherlands, International Union of Food Science and Technology (IUFoST) in Ontario, Canada.

M A Mostert

M A Mostert

Tineke Mostert works in these filelds at the Unilever R&D Centre in Vlaardingen, The Netherlands and has been chair of EHEDG’s Packaging Group.

Affiliations and Expertise

Unilever R&D, The Netherlands

B White

B White

Beverley White is a former Editor of Trends in Food Science and Technology.

John Holah

John Holah

Prof. Dr. John Holah is an applied microbiologist focused on the prevention of microbial, chemical, and foreign body contamination of food during manufacture and retail distribution. He is currently Technical Director of Holchem Laboratories (UK), a major supplier of cleaning chemicals, disinfectants and hygiene services. He is a Visiting Professor in Food Safety at Cardiff Metropolitan University and was previously Head of Food Hygiene at Campden BRI. He has been a member of the EHEDG (the European Hygienic Engineering and Design Group) since 1989 and has also chaired ISO Working Groups producing standards on hygienic design and lubricants and chaired the GFSI Working Group on the hygienic design of food facilities and equipment. He is a co editor in the other two Elseveir books. He has published and presented hundreds of scientific papers, technical articles and presentations in food safety and hygienic design.BRI.

Affiliations and Expertise

Holchem Laboratories, Ltd., Lancashire, UK