3-A Sanitary Standards, Inc. will go virtual for its upcoming education program on May 17-18, 2021.  The online program will feature experts on a range of leading topics and issues in the hygienic design of food processing equipment.  The 2021 education events will open Monday, May 17 with a fast-moving full-day program, beginning with an overview of 3-A SSI and an introduction to the elements of hygienic equipment design that distinguish 3-A Sanitary Standards.  The second program day, May 18, will feature expert perspectives on The Role of Hygienic Design in Food Safety Plans.


Day 1:  Monday, May 17 – 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. EDT

‘3-A SSI for Beginners and the Basics of Hygienic Design’

This one-day introductory session is designed for industry newcomers and early career professionals. This will be a fast-moving, comprehensive introduction to the fundamentals of hygienic design and the elements that distinguish 3-A Sanitary Standards.  Presentation topics will include: Elements of Hygienic Design, Standards and Regulation, Materials of Construction, Principles of Hygienic Equipment Design and Fabrication, Principles of Hygienic Facility Design, Cleaning and Sanitizing and Operations and Quality.  The Monday program will feature expert faculty Scott Hoffmeyer (Spraying Systems, Inc.) Gabe Miller (Pi-FS, LLC) and Bryan Downer (Sani-Matic).

Day 2: Tuesday, May 18 – 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. EDT

‘The Role of Hygienic Design in Food Safety Plans’

The Food Safety Modernization Act rules have brought more scrutiny by FDA and state government inspectors on all the equipment and related infrastructure in the food processing industry.  Speakers will share expert perspectives on improving the design and construction of food processing equipment and proving the effectiveness of specific equipment cleaning and sanitizing procedures. Topics and presenters include:

  • Microbial Food Safety Hazards, Dr. Linda Harris, University of California, Davis
  • Pathogen Control Strategies in Food Processing, Dave Kedzierski, Agri-Mark Inc./Cabot Creamery Coop
  • GFSI Benchmark Requirements and Risk Assessment, Rick Heiman, DFA and Patrick Wouters, EHEDG
  • Personal Care Products: Where 3-A Fits into Hygienic Design Training, Mark Drake, L’Oreal
  • Monitoring Environmental Hazards Overlooked by Sanitation, Darrell Bigalke, QualiTru Sampling Systems
  • Additive Manufacturing in the Food Industry, Greg Paulsen, Xometry
  • Principles of Hygienic Design for Belting, Adam Bannerman, Intralox
  • Avoiding Pitfalls in Hygienic Design: An Auditor’s Perspective, Daniel Erickson, H. Wainess & Assoc. Inc.

Sponsored Link opportunities are available for 2021!  Sponsorship provides a great opportunity to show support for the education mission of 3-A SSI and gain recognition at the education events, exposure on the 3-A SSI website throughout the year, and worldwide outreach via the 3-A SSI quarterly e-newsletter Sanitary Design Connections. See sponsorship details at

2019 Annual Meeting and Education Program

Attendee List

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