ENFIT Objectives

1. Food safety in the supply chain, food safety

As an international association, ENFIT pursues the objective of standardisation and the continuous development of food safety and food compliance in the supply chain.

This includes inter alia the expert and constructive exchange of information between experts in the participating industry sectors in the supply chain, such as:

  • Food production
  • Quality management
  • Tank and container cleaning/Disinfection
  • Logistics/Food logistics
  • Tank and container construction (plastic IBCs, stainless steel IBCs, tank cars and silo containers, tank containers and tank cars)
  • Inspection and repair service providers
  • Container pool operators
  • Manufacturers of inspection equipment, cleaning products and detergents, hoses, tank accessories and fittings, spares and consumables
  • Safety technology
  • Planning and development companies
  • Manufacturers of cleaning technology and plant construction companies
  • Testing and inspection organisations, such as: TÜV, SGS, DEKRA, etc.
  • Certification bodies, for example IFS, BRC and their auditors, official foodstuff monitoring and control etc.
  • Other experts associated with the industry

ENFITmaintains an intensive dialogue with national, European and international policy-makers, the Commission for Food Safety – DG-SANTE – in Brussels, producers and processors, monitoring agencies, consumer protection organisations, the World Health Organisation (WHO), national and international logistics and cleaning associations and institutions.

ENFIT is dedicated to the implementation of European, national and international hygiene regulations, directives and DIN standards in the food chain and raises awareness of this legislation within the individual industry sectors.

ENFIT develops training seminars for HACCP, tank and container cleaning and experts for container inspection according to DIN 10 502-1.

ENFIT has developed and defined the “bulkvision” global container identification system as the international standard for the seamless tracing of foodstuffs and allergens in the supply chain.

ENFIT organises the establishment of ENFIT container trail centres and the introduction of the “bulkvision” global container, test and identification system.

ENFIT represents the interests of its members and promotes communication internally and externally.

Legal requirements for the implementation of these objectives

  • General Principles of Food Law and Food Safety (EC) No. 178-2002
  • Food Hygiene Regulation (EC) No. 852/853-2004
  • Initial and repeat audit of food transportation containers in accordance with DIN 10 502-1/2
  • Foodstuff Information Regulation (EC) 1169-2011
  • Animal Feed Hygiene Regulation (EC) 183-2005
  • Food and Animal Feed Code of Practice 2014
  • DIN 10 503, Food Hygiene – Terminology
  • DIN 10528, Food Hygiene – Guidelines for the selection of materials used in contact with foodstuffs – General principles.
  • DIN EN 1672-2, Food processing machinery – Basic concepts – Part 2: Hygiene requirements.
  • DIN 10502-1, Food hygiene – Containers for liquid, granulated and powdered foodstuffs – Part 1: Materials and constructive features, evaluation of suitability, marking, proof of application and identification.

ENFIT has already set the first standards with the creation of the ENFIT Food Guideline (2008) for the implementation of the hygiene guidelines for the technical and process technical equipping of cleaning plant and standard procedures for cleaning and disinfection procedures. The definition of critical points for tank and container cleaning and for foodstuff transportation containers is the latest addition.

ENFIT experts have been working in the most diverse working groups for years: BGL/Transfrigo-Route e.V., Working Group SGF e.V. and the German Foodstuffs and Agricultural Products Standards Committee (NAL), Working Group NA 057-02-01-18 AK – Transport Containers for Foodstuffs, in the Working Committee NA 057-02-01 AA – Food Hygiene, for the elaboration of DIN 10 502.

ENFIT events: With its own events, round tables and the CleanLog Congress, ENFIT has been successful right from the very start, promoting a general rethink that is able to reach all companies involved in the supply chain and the food industry.

2. Safety in the transportation of dangerous goods

ENFIT Standards: Alongside standardisation in the food sector, ENFIT also draws up standards that apply to the transportation of dangerous goods. ENFIT has released a cleaning certificate for the cleaning and disinfection of dangerous goods transportation containers that corresponds to the technical regulations and will be displayed by authorised cleaning plant. See: Certificates.

ENFIT ENFIT also employs the “bulkvision” global container identification system in the dangerous goods sector. This also enables the seamless tracing of chemicals and dangerous goods.