Tetra Pak® receives EHEDG certification

03 November 2020

The Tetra Pak® Tubular Heat Exchanger equipment has become the first tubular heat exchanger to receive the EHEDG certification meeting the leading food safety standards in Europe, in accordance with new standards. 

Tubular Heat Exchangers are used for the heating and cooling of liquid food, so they are safe for consumption. The Heat Exchanger is the most critical component in a processing line as it is the hottest part during heat treatment and where fouling is most likely to occur. Therefore, innovation advances in hygienic engineering and design are key to consistently meet increasing food safety demands.

EHEDG promotes safe food by improving hygienic engineering and design in all aspects of food manufacturing. In 2020 the Tetra Pak Tubular Heat Exchanger became the first in the industry to receive the EHEDG certification.

Tubular Heat Exchangers are used to process liquid dairy products, beverages, and infant formula as well as many other food applications. The frame, tubes, and other component parts of the heat exchanger are specifically assembled to allow for easy dismantling and rebuilding. This makes it possible to customize the heat exchanger for different recipes, capacities, and to run different products.