3-A Steering Committee

3-A SSI relies on a dedicated group of volunteer state and federal dairy regulators, equipment manufacturers and user industry personnel to develop and update all 3-A Sanitary Standards and 3-A Accepted Practices. The oversight of all 3-A SSI consensus documents is maintained by the 3-A Steering Committee. The committee is responsible for establishing standard operating procedures and setting priorities for the development of new or revised documents. The committee reports directly to the 3-A SSI Board of Directors.

3-A SSI Steering Committee Roster

International Harmonization

A key mission objective of 3-A SSI is to serve as a valued partner in the global harmonization of criteria for the application and verification of hygienic equipment design for the food, beverage and pharmaceutical industries.  3-A SSI has maintained a close working relationship with the European Hygienic Engineering & Design Group (EHEDG) in a shared mission - to enhance food safety by promoting hygiene in the production and processing of food.

Questions frequently arise about the comparability of terminology used in guideline documents and publications of EHEDG and 3-A Sanitary Standards and 3-A Accepted Practices.  Representatives of 3-A SSI and EHEDG cooperated to develop the EHEDG Glossary of definitions to provide uniform general interpretation of common terms, phrases and definitions. To view the latest  3-A/EHEDG harmonization matrix, click here.  For more information about the EHEDG Glossary document and a link to a free download, go to: http://www.ehedg.org/index.php?nr=9&lang=en.