Hygienic Design, a pragmatic approach

Hygienic Design, a pragmatic approach

Karin Blacow - Intralox

Everyone is raising the bar on Hygienic Design. How do you position your company to not just be ready for this but also be successful long term? In this session, we welcome food processors and equipment manufacturers for an engaging session on hygienic equipment design. In this session the value and impact of Hygienic Design is illustrated. What decisions you make around Hygienic Design today will still be there twenty years from now. You will learn how Hygienic Design is the most important legacy you can leave to your company, customers and consumers. You will walk away with the passion and the tools you need to start implementing improvements today!

Key Learnings:

1.How and why Hygienic Design affects food safety

2.Learn what tools are available to make you successful

3.Apply Hygienic Design Principles

4.Drive Hygienic Design solutions long term at your company

5.Recognize the importance of cross-functional teams,spending time with the sanitation team and teaming up with your equipment suppliers.


As a Food Safety Specialist with Commercial Food Sanitation, Karin partners with food processors in driving sanitation and hygienic design improvement. Her 18 years in the food industry working with many food processors and equipment manufacturers in all food segments has afforded her a unique perspective when helping the food industry. Karin is passionate about training and continuous improvement. She believes these always go hand in hand to make a positive change in food safety culture 
Prior to joining CFS in 2012, Karin spent 12 years working with food manufacturers in various roles at Intralox. Karin is an active member of the European Hygienic Engineering and Design Group (EHEDG), participating in several guideline sub-groups. Karin shares her passion for food safety as acolumnist for "Food Processing Vakblad’

In 2018, Karin and her family relocated from Amsterdam to Sydney and is very excited to learn a new culture, make new friends, and support the food industry in Australia and New Zealand.


This seminar will be held in Seminar Room 1 located upstairs at the ASB Show Grounds. Access to this area is via the staircase located to the right of Show information in the main Show Ground entrance. Please follow signage or ask show information for more details.