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3-A SSI Opens Nominations for 2020 Volunteer Service Awards

02.05.2020. McLEAN, Virginia -3-A Sanitary Standards, Inc. (3-A SSI) announces the opening of nominations for its 2020 Volunteer Service Awards program to recognize the extraordinary dedication and commitment of individuals who contribute to the development of voluntary standards and the mission of 3-A SSI.  The three annual awards constitute a highly visible and significant form of recognition for the outstanding service of individuals to the advancement of 3-A SSI. Read More...
 

3-A SSI Releases Revised Sanitary Standard for Plate Type Heat Exchangers, Number 11-10

02.05.2020. McLEAN, Virginia - 3-A Sanitary Standards, Inc. announces the publication of the 10th edition of 3-A Sanitary Standard for Plate Type Heat Exchangers, Number 11-10 which incorporates our baseline, “A Level,” 3-A Sanitary Standard for General Requirements, ANSI/3-A 00-01-2018 as a normative reference. The “B Level” Standard, 11-10 has an effective date of February 1, 2020. Read More...
 

3-A SSI Announces Landmark Registrations in China

1.7.2020. McLEAN, Virginia - 3-A SSI today announced the legal registration of the 3-A Symbol and other marks in China. Registration of the trademarks by the National Intellectual Property Administration of the People’s Republic of China provides 3-A SSI licensees in China essential new protection against counterfeits and enhances broader international protection of the 3-A SSI marks. Read More...
 

Advisory on 3-A Marks in ChinA

1.7.2020. McLEAN, Virginia - 3-A SANITARY STANDARDS, INC., a company located at 6888 ELM STREET, SUITE 2D, MCLEAN VA 22101, THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA. We, King & Wood Mallesons, are the trademark attorneys of 3-A in China. Under the request of 3-A, we would like to provide the below advisory on 3-A marks in China to ensure the proper use of the trademarks: Read More...

See information on 3-A Sanitary Standards, Inc. and the 3-A Symbol in Simplified Chinese.

3-A SSI Releases revised sanitary standard for EQUIPMENT feet and supports, Number 88-01

10.23.2019. McLEAN, Virginia - 3-A Sanitary Standards, Inc. announces the release of a revised 3-A Sanitary Standard, Number 63-04, 3-A Sanitary Standard for Sanitary Fittings. This revision marks the continuation of a series of newly converted Standards which incorporates the important baseline “A Level” 3-A Sanitary Standard for General Requirements, ANSI/3-A 00-01-2018 as a normative reference. The “B Level” Standard, 88-01 has an effective date of October 23, 2019. Read More...

Important Update for 3-A Symbol or Certificate Licensees

07.01.2019McLEAN, Virginia – One of the most important provisions of the License Agreement your company signed to use the 3-A Symbol (or a Certificate) prohibits the transfer of the 3-A Symbol authorization or the assignment of the rights of use to any other party without the written consent of 3-A SSI. We bring this to your attention due to several recent incidents where an unlicensed third party has made claims of 3-A Symbol authorization or made actual use of the 3-A Symbol. Read More...

USITC Institutes Investigation of 3-A Counterfeits

06.13.2019McLEAN, Virginia – The U.S. International Trade Commission (USITC) announced it will  institute an investigation of certain food processing equipment and packaging materials based on a complaint filed by 3-A Sanitary Standards, Inc. on June 3, 2019. Read More...
 

3-A SSI Offers New Mark for Replacement Parts and System Components

06.03.2019. McLEAN, Virginia – 3-A SSI recently registered a new trademark in the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office for qualified items in the voluntary Replacement Parts and System Component Qualification Certificate (RPSCQC) Program. Read More...

3-A SSI Names New Certified Conformance Evaluator

06.03.2019. McLEAN, VirginiaMr. Jason A. Tucker recently earned accreditation by 3-A Sanitary Standards, Inc. as a Certified Conformance Evaluator (CCE). Read More...

3-A SSI ANNOUNCES 2019 VOLUNTEER AWARDS and progress report

05.22.2019. McLEAN, Virginia – 3-A Sanitary Standards, Inc. (3-A SSI) announced the recipients of its 2019 Volunteer Service Awards and the release of the latest annual progress report at the 3-A SSI Annual Meeting held recently in Bloomington, MN. Read more...

3-A SSI ANNOUNCES 2019 STUDENT TRAVEL AWARD RECIPIENTS

04.10.2019. McLEAN, Virginia – 3-A Sanitary Standards, Inc. (3-A SSI) announces the recipients of the 3-A SSI 2019 Student Travel Award, a program intended to help motivated, career-oriented students to participate in the annual education program of 3-A SSI and gain comprehensive knowledge about hygienic design for food processing equipment and systems. Read more...