John Holah To Speak At IFST Event

Kersia Principle Scientist, John Holah is presenting at the forthcoming Institute of Food Science Technology seminar on Hygienic Design which is taking place online on 26th October. The event focuses on Hygienic Design (designing something that is easy to clean and food contact compliant) which is a key factor in the maintenance of food safety and quality. It has been championed in Europe by the European Hygienic Engineering Design Group (EHEDG) for over 25 years but, despite this, awareness of hygienic design principles and their application within the food industry is still limited.


Participants will learn: 

  • What is Hygienic Design and why is it important.
  • Who are EHEDG and how can they help?
  • What are the requirements of GFSI Hygienic Design scopes JI & JII and how can they be achieved?
  • What are the requirements for Hygienic Design in BRCGS issue 9?


John will be summarising the Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI) scheme to benchmark food safety standards, including that operated by BRCGS. He was extensively involved in the 2020 GFSI benchmark requirements that now include those related to the hygienic design of food facilities and equipment which represent a step change in the application of hygienic design within the food industry from farm to fork.


Further information on the event and to book a place, click here.