Buyer Beware: False or Misleading Claims

Updated August 3, 2020

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
Changsha Orosion Trading Company Ltd. - Misleading reference to 3A in product names.
Guangzhou Kingmetal Steel Industry Co., Ltd. - Misleading reference to 3A in product names.
Kean Zhuolu Technical Equipment Co., Ltd. - Misleading reference to 3A in product name.
Onemo Stainless Steel Co. Ltd. - Misleading reference to 3A in product names.
Pharm-Genics (Jiangsu) Pharmaceutical Equipment Trading Co., Ltd. - Misleading references to 3A in product names throughout catalog.
Qingdao Allied Industrial Co., Ltd. - Misleading references to 3A in product names throughout catalog.
Shandong Friend Control System Co., Ltd. - Misleading claim of 3-A Approved equipment.
Shanghai Changjin Metal Product Co., Ltd. - Misleading reference to 3A in product names.
Shanghai Kaiquan Machine Valve Co., Ltd. - Misleading references to 3A in product names throughout catalog.
Shanghai YL Pump Co., Ltd. - Misleading reference to 3A in product name.
Suzhou Aftinox Flow Control Technology Co., Ltd. - Multiple unauthorized displays of 3-A symbol throughout product catalog.
Wenzhou Cuite Stainless Steel Co., Ltd. - Misleading references to 3A in product names throughout catalog.
Wenzhou Dico Valve Technology Co., Ltd. - Misleading claim of 3A Certification.
Wenzhou Fengri Machinery Co., Ltd. - Multiple unauthorized displays throughout site for equipment.
Wenzhou Hongtai Fluid Equipment Co. Ltd. - Misleading reference to 3A in multiple product names.
Wenzhou J & O Fluid Control Co., Ltd. - False claim of 3A certification, misleading references to 3A in product names throughout catalog.
Wenzhou Joneng Valves Co., Ltd. - Misleading references to 3A in product names throughout catalog.
Wenzhou Longva Light Industrial Machinery Co. Ltd. - Misleading claim of 3A Approved equipment. Misleading reference to 3A in product names.
Wenzhou Sansun Stainless Co., Ltd. - Unauthorized display of 3-A Symbol, misleading reference to 3A in product names.
Wenzhou Xusheng Machinery Industry and Trading Co., Ltd. - Multiple misleading references to 3A in product names.
Wenzhou Yongda Light Industry Machinery Co., Ltd. - Multiple unauthorized displays of 3-A Symbol throughout product catalog.
Wenzhou Yuanyu Mechanical Co., Ltd. - Misleading references to 3A in product names throughout catalog.
Wenzhou Yuzheng Valve Co., Ltd. - Multiple unauthorized displays of 3-A Symbol throughout product catalog.
Zhejiang Aomi Fluid equipment Co., Ltd. - Multiple unauthorized displays of 3-A symbol throughout product catalog.
Zhejiang L&B Machinery Co., Ltd. - Misleading reference to 3A in product name.
VibraScreener, Inc. - Multiple unauthorized displays, company maintains no authorizations for any type of equipment; - Product types: Screeners, separators, sifters.
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.
Fujian Wolong Pipe & Valve Manufacture 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 Shengfeng Liquid Equipment Co., Ltd.  - Multiple unauthorized displays of the 3-A Symbol
Quzhou KingGo Machinery Co., Ltd. - False claims about 3-A certification

Advisory On 3-A Marks' Status and License

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.