Sanitary Equipment and Facility Design Professional Development Group

Mission Statement: To serve as a forum for the advancement of hygienic design and construction of food processing equipment and facilities.

Next Meeting

July 21, 2019
Kentucky International Convention Center | Louisville, Kentucky

In conjunction with IAFP 2019

How to Join

Involvement in committees and professional development groups (PDGs) offers Members the opportunity to share a wealth of knowledge and expertise. Members of committees and PDGs are the architects of the Association structure. They plan, develop and institute many of the Association's projects, including workshops, publications and educational sessions. Technical challenges facing the food safety industry are discussed, examined and debated. Members may volunteer to serve on any number of committees or PDGs that plan and implement activities to meet the Association's mission.

Membership on a PDG is voluntary (not by appointment) and may vary from year to year.

IAFP Members can manage their PDG involvement by logging in to the IAFP Web site. At the Member Dashboard, click “Edit Profile.” Your profile has two tabs: Contact Info and Professional Info. Select the Professional Info tab and update the PDGs you would like to participate in. We highly recommend that you contact the PDG chairperson for each group to let them know you have joined their PDG.

Non-members can contact Didi Loynachan,, for more information.


2018 Board Response to Recommendations

  1. Recommend approval of Dimitri Tavernarkis as Vice Chair.

    Board Response: Agree.

2017 Board Response to Recommendations

  1. Request approval of Dimitri Tavernarakis as Vice Chair to begin serving at IAFP 2018.

    Board Response: Agree

2016 Board Response to Recommendations

  1. PDG would like guidance on how IAFP can bring equipment design concepts globally throughout the world. Different guidance documents for different areas of the world.

    Board Response: PDG members can consider writing a general interest article on equipment design for publication in FPT or a review paper for JFP.

  2. Approval of John Merenick as Vice Chair.

    Board Response: Agree.

2015 Board Response to Recommendations

  1. The Sanitary Equipment and Facility Design PDG recommends the Executive Board recognize the election of Edyta Margas as Vice-Chair.

    Board Response: Approve.

2014 Board Response to Recommendations

  1. Because of considerable overlap in membership, please do not schedule the meeting of the Sanitary Equipment and Facility Design PDG at the same time as the Dairy Quality and Safety PDG, or the Food Hygiene and Sanitation PDG at the 2015 IAFP Conference.

    Board Response: Efforts will be made to accommodate these requests.