This European Standard specifies safety and hygiene requirements for the design and manufacture of smokehouses for commercial use. The machines covered by this standard are used for the smoking of foodstuffs, especially meat, fish or similar products, as well as the connected heating and cooling processes. Smokehouses consist of the following elements: - Smoke chamber with equipment; - Air handling system; - Smoke generator; - Pipes and ducts; - Cleaning systems. This European Standard deals with all significant hazards, hazardous situations and events and hygiene requirements relevant to smokehouses when they are used as intended and under reasonably foreseeable conditions of misuse. This European Standard deals with the hazards which can arise during the whole life of smokehouses. This document is not applicable to smokehouses which are manufactured before the date of publication of this document by CEN.