3-A Benefits All Stakeholders

The value of 3-A is expressed in many facets for the stakeholders that share a common interest in sanitary equipment design.  Here’s how:

Processors Value 3-A

Users of dairy processing equipment know they are in compliance with all applicable sanitation codes because enforcement authorities helped develop each 3-A Sanitary Standard. They know their equipment can be cleaned satisfactorily and can anticipate that inspections will go more smoothly when equipment complies with standards that regulatory sanitarians helped formulate.

  • Leading fabricators, processors and regulatory sanitarians participate in 3-A because of the focus on sanitary design criteria.
  • You can specify and purchase safer equipment when it conforms to the sanitary design criteria of 3-A Sanitary Standards.
  • Regulatory sanitarians support the 3-A program because the standards and practices are written to conform to regulatory requirements and guidelines.
  • Buyers and sellers rely on 3-A because it signifies equipment that’s easier to clean, inspect, and maintain.

Regulatory Sanitarians Value 3-A

Regulatory sanitarians benefit through these guidelines for uniform evaluation and compliance too.  They have assurance that the equipment was designed and manufactured to a precise set of standards and know that the particular standard being met was developed in collaboration with their professional colleagues.

  • 3-A Sanitary Standards embody decades of expert knowledge about sanitary equipment design from inspection authorities and others.
  • 3-A Sanitary Standards streamline the equipment inspection process and help ensure the safety of food.
  • The 3-A Symbol signifies equipment is compatible with regulatory requirements and guidelines.

Equipment Manufacturers Value 3-A

Equipment fabricators see broad acceptance of their products across the country because the 3-A Symbol receives approval by virtually all sanitarians and regulatory officials. Each standard details the sanitary aspects of materials, design and fabrication so the equipment will meet the requirements for acceptance by processors and sanitarians.  And standards reduce the cost of dies, tools and intended delivery time that would result without uniform criteria.

  • Leading fabricators, processors and regulatory sanitarians participate in 3-A because of the focus on sanitary design criteria.
  • You can build and offer safer equipment when it conforms to the sanitary design criteria of 3-A Sanitary Standards.
  • Regulatory sanitarians support the 3-A program because the standards and practices are written to conform to regulatory requirements and guidelines.
  • Manufacturers rely on 3-A because it signifies equipment that’s easier to clean, inspect, and maintain.