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
New Tek Industrial Co., Ltd - Multiple unauthorized displays of the 3-A Symbol - False claims about 3-A certification
VibraScreener, Inc. - Multiple unauthorized displays, company maintains no authorizations for any type of equipment; - Product types: Screeners, separators, sifters.
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

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.