List of Authorised Testing Laboratories


FORCE Technology
Park Allé 345
DK-2605 Brøndby

Contact: Alan Friis
Tel: +45 4262 7064



Centre d' Expertise Agroalimentaire, Dept. Research
50000 SAINT LO, 310 rue Popielujko, France

Contact: Dr. Nicolas Rossi
Tel. +33 6 03 45 62 98  / +33 02 33 06 71 71 / nicolas.rossiProtected


TU München
Forschungszentrum Weihenstephan 
für Brau- und Lebensmittelqualität

Alte Akademie 3
85354 Freising

Contact: Dr. Jürgen Hofmann
Tel.+49 174 32 00 566
Fax +49 8161 71 41 81


Società Italiana Innovazione Industria Alimentare (SIIIA)
Laboratorio di Prova
Parco Area delle Scienze 47/A
43124 Parma, Italy

Contact: Dr. Giampaolo Betta
Tel. +39 340 69 758 69


Japan Food Research Laboratories (JFRL)
Tama Laboratory
6-11-10 Nagayama, Tama-shi, Tokyo 206-0025, Japan

Contact: Tadashi Tsuchiya
Tel: +81-3-3469-7135



ainia centro tecnológico
Departamento de Calidad y Medio Ambiente
Parque Tecnológico de Valencia
c/Benjamin Franklin, n° 5-11
46980 Paterna (Valencia)

Contact: Mr. Rafael Soro
Tel. +34 961 366 090

Contact: Ms. Irene Llorca
Tel. +34 961 366 090


FIRDI Food Industry Research and Development Institute
Chiayi Industry Innovation and Research Center.
569, Sec., 2, Bo-Ai Road
60060 Chiayi City

Contact: Mr. Shih-Rong Huang 
Tel: +886-5-2918910

Contact: Mr. Yu-Ming Chen
Tel: +886-5-2918904


The University of Tennessee
2510 River Drive
Knoxville, TN 37996-4539

Contact: Mark T. Morgan, Ph.D., P.E.
Professor and Head,
Food Science & Technology Director
EHEDG Authorized Test Institute
Tel. +1 865 974 74 99

Other EHEDG Partner Institutes

In addition to the organisations above, the following research institutes participate in the development of EHEDG test methods:

  • Agence Francaise de Sécurité Sanitaire des Aliments, France
  • Fraunhofer IVV Dresden, Germany
  • Institut Nationale de la Recherche Agronomique, France
  • Lund University, Department of Food Engineering, Sweden
  • SIK - Swedish Institute for Food Research
  • Unilever Foods Innovation Centre – Hive (Wageningen), The Netherlands
  • VTT Biotechnology and Food Research, Finland



Criteria for Acceptance as an EHEDG Authorized Testing Laboratory

SCP 4-3, V4


1. Purpose

These procedures shall be used by SubCom Products Portfolio to evaluate the need to establish a new EHEDG Authorized Testing Laboratory (ATL); and, to evaluate the capabilities of the applicant.


2. Eligibility

  1. Only EHEDG members, either an Institute or Company member, are eligible to apply to become an ATL.
  2. The applicant shall submit an application to the ExCo to become a new ATL. The application shall include a business plan to demonstrate their commitment and the need to establish a local ATL in their specific geographical area; how many equipment fabrication facilities are in the proposed service area.
  3. The ExCo shall accept the proposal on a probationary basis or reject the proposal if not compatible with current EHEDG needs.


3. Probationary Acceptance

  1. Upon acceptance by the ExCo, the development of the proposed ATL will be assigned to the SubCom Products Portfolio, Working Group Certification (WGC).
  2. The WGC shall work with the applicant in the following areas;
  3. Development of a schedule for the implementation of the testing laboratory facilities, hiring of staff, and construction of the necessary test ring(s).
  4. Selection of at least one Authorised Evaluation Officer (AEO) to oversee the ATL activities. The AEO shall be appointed according to the requirements of SCP 4-10 and have the following qualifications.
  5. Knowledge and experience of the principles of mechanical engineering.
  6. A minimum of 5 years' experience working in the field of hygienic design.
  7. Knowledge and experience of EHEDG test methods and interpretation of results.
  8. The AEO shall become an active member of the EHEDG WGC and attend at least 3 out of the last 4 sub group meetings. (Meetings are normally held twice each year.)
  9. The AEO shall successfully complete the EHEDG Advanced Hygienic Engineering Design Course.
  10. The AEO and nominated ATL staff shall successfully complete competency training for conducting and reporting of the test methods according to the Guidelines by another AEO designated by the WGC.
  11. The ATL shall be accredited to ISO 17025 for conducting the identified test methods.

The WGC shall hold a meeting at the proposed ATL to witness the performance of the procedures and review the competency of staff prior to making the final recommendation to Sub Com Product Portfolio.


4. Final Acceptance

  1. Upon Successful completion of the tasks in Section 3 of this SOP, the probationary application will be sent to the Chair, SubCom Products Portfolio for transmission to the ExCo with a recommendation for final approval.
  2. Upon ExCo acceptance of the recommendation, the Head Office shall notify all the interested parties and list the ATL on the EHEDG web site.
  3. The ATL will become a participant in tasks as decided by the WGC, including Ring Trials.
  4. The WGC shall appoint another AEO to witness the first commercial test conducted by the ATL.