The Fraunhofer IVV is one of the leading food and packaging research institutes in Germany and Europe. The main Institute is located in Freising, Gemany at a distance of 25 Kms from the Franz Josef Strauß Airport, Munich. The other centres of Fraunhofer IVV are located in South Korea, Brazil, Dresden and Kempten in Germany. The Fraunhofer IVV stands for high-quality food products and safe, effective, and convenient packaging systems. Efficient use of raw materials and minimal environmental impact are priorities in all our development work. Fraunhofer IVV also transfers technologies and expertise to applications outside the food and packaging industries. Fraunhofer IVV undertakes research on innovative and sustainable material, process, and product development. The business fields provide a comprehensive and diverse range of analytical and experimental services to assist you with the advanced development and practical implementation of your product ideas.
The Global Harmonization Initiative (GHI) is the international non-profit network of individual scientists and scientific organizations working together to promote harmonization of global food safety regulations and legislation.
GHI engages and empowers food scientists and experts in industry, government and academia to voice scientific consensus and make recommendations on food safety laws and regulations, globally. GHI aims to provide objective and fact-based advice that will help harmonize conflicting regulations and legal policies to:
1. Eliminate trade barriers that masquerade as food safety protections
2. Reduce the needless destruction of safe foods within and across international borders
3. Promote the use of innovative food safety technologies around the globe
4. Lessen the potential for foodborne illness and pandemic outbreaks
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ISEKI Association (IFA) is an independent European non-profit organisation, established in 2005 by representatives of university institutions, research institutes, companies and associations related to food, coming from all over the world.
Bridging Education, Research and Industry. The IFA mission is to support:
1. Lifelong learning in the food sector, encompassing both academia & industry
2. Teachers and Trainers to improve efficacy of teaching
3. Students to gain knowledge more easily
4. Industry staff / Food professionals to make use of research results
5. Researchers to facilitate collaboration
The principal goal of EHEDG is the promotion of safe food by improving hygienic engineering and design in all aspects of food manufacture.
EHEDG actively supports European legislation, which requires that handling, preparation processing and packaging of food is done hygienically using hygienic machinery and in hygienic premises according to the food hygiene directive, the machinery directive and the food contact materials directive (see EC Directive 2006/42/EC for Machinery, EN 1672-2 and EN ISO 14159 on Hygiene requirements for the design of machinery-).
Equipment manufacturers and users are responsible to implement these requirements and EHEDG provides them guidance on the essential hygienic design standards in compliance with national and international legislation.