Buyer Beware: False or Misleading Claims

Updated August 10, 2018

 

Today literally hundreds of marketers offer food processing equipment on-line or through B2B web sites, and many advertisements state claims such as ‘meets 3A’, ‘conforms to 3A standards’, or the equipment may even include ‘3A’ in a model name or designation. Such references suggest the equipment meets the criteria for 3-A Symbol authorization. Unless the supplier is an authorized 3-A Symbol holder, the buyer is solely responsible for verifying whether the equipment meets the desired (and expected) sanitary design and fabrication criteria. 

3-A SSI provides this list as a service to identify any entities known to make false or misleading claims of 3-A Symbol authorization.

 Source  Nature of Misleading Claim
Ningbo King Feng Fittings Manufacturing Co., Ltd. - Fraudulent, invalid 3-A RPSCQC Certificate
VibraScreener, Inc.

- Multiple unauthorized displays, company maintains no authorizations for any type of equipment;

- Product types: Screeners, separators, sifters.
Wenzhou QiMing Stainless Co., Ltd.
 
- Fraudulent, invalid 3-A Symbol Certificates. Multiple unauthorized displays, not limited to:
- Sanitary Stainless Steel Automatic Control Butterfly Valve, Pneumatic, electric Actuator Butterfly Valve 1/2inch-  4inch;
- SMS, China Made, Weld, Pneumatic, Stainless, Sanitary Butterfly Valve;
- Stainless Steel Food Grade Manual Butterfly Valve Sanitary Clamp Butterfly Valve with Trigger Handles SS316L;
- Sanitary SS304 SS316L Stainless Steel Motorized Control Butterfly Valve for Food and Beverage Industry.
Wenzhou Xusheng Machinery Industry and Trading Co., Ltd. - Fraudulent, invalid 3-A Symbol Certificates;
- Multiple unauthorized displays, company maintains no authorizations for any type of equipment.
Wenzhou Sinco Steel Co., Ltd. - Multiple unauthorized displays, company maintains no authorizations for any type of equipment;
- Fraudulent, invalid 3-A Symbol Certificates;
- Product types: fittings, steel tube, valves, clamps, others.
Wenzhou Kasin Valve Pipe Fitting Co., Ltd. - Multiple unauthorized displays, company maintains no authorizations for any type of equipment;
- Fraudulent, invalid 3-A Symbol Certificates.
- Product types: fittings, steel tube, valves, clamps, pumps, and others.
Shanghai Yichen Valve Co., Ltd. - Unauthorized display of 3-A Symbol on Manual Tank Bottom Pull Handle Ball Valve;
- Company maintains no authorizations for any type of equipment.
Wenzhou Yuanyu Mechanical Co., Ltd. - Multiple unauthorized displays, company maintains no authorizations for any type of equipment;
- Product types: sanitary stainless steel pipe fittings, other equipment.

High MPa Valve Manufacturing Co., Ltd.

- Multiple unauthorized displays of the 3-A Symbol
Fujian Wolong Pipe & Valve Manufacture Co., Ltd.         - Multiple unauthorized displays of the 3-A Symbol
Wenzhou Fuchuang Machinery Co., Ltd. - Multiple unauthorized displays of the 3-A Symbol
Zhejiang Wanguo Fluid Equipment Technology Co., Ltd. - Multiple unauthorized displays of the 3-A Symbol
Wenzhou Yuzheng Valve Co., Ltd. - Multiple unauthorized displays of the 3-A Symbol
Wenzhou Shengfeng Liquid Equipment Co., Ltd.  - Multiple unauthorized displays of the 3-A Symbol

Wenzhou J&O Fluid Control Co., Ltd.

- Multiple unauthorized displays of the 3-A Symbol
Quzhou KingGo Machinery Co., Ltd. - False claims about 3-A certification
Linch Machinery Co. Ltd.

- Multiple unauthorized displays of the 3-A Symbol

- False claims about 3-A certification

Zhejiang Superfly Technology Co., Ltd. - False claims about 3A certification in multiple product descriptions

 

False claims about 3-A certificates for products
False claims about 3-A certificates for products
False claims about 3-A certificates for products
False claims about 3-A certificates for products

Trust, But Verify!

3-A SSI encourages those searching for food processing equipment that meets stringent criteria for sanitary design and fabrication to verify the equipment maintains authorization to display the 3-A Symbol. You can search the current list of authorized 3-A Symbol holders (by company name, equipment type, or authorization number) at 3-A website. 

Probationary List

3-A SSI is required to place 3-A Symbol Authorization Holders into a Probationary List on the 3-A SSI website following a substantiated RAN per Third Party Verification Manual Section F4.10.1. The 3-A Symbol Holder will remain in the category ‘Probationary’ until the plan for corrective action is completed.