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These procedures constitute 3-A SSI’smethod of developing evidence of consensus for the approval, reaffirmation, revision, orwithdrawal of American National Standards in accordance to the ANSI Essential Requirements:Due Process Requirements for American National Standards.
This paper describes the general requirements for plastic materials in 3-A Sanitary Standards. Readers shoul dobtain a copy of the complete current standard for details or consult with a qualified laboratory authority on the testing protocol.
3-A SSI formulates sanitary standards and accepted practices for the sanitary design, fabrication, installation and cleanability of dairy and food equipment or systems used to handle, process and package consumable products where a high degree of sanitation is required.
This overview is intended as a very basic introduction to 3-A Sanitary Standards and 3-A Accepted Practices.This information is intended for anyone with a specific interest in 3-A Sanitary Standards (e.g. equipment manufacturers, equipment purchasers, engineering managers, quality assurance professionals), as well as those with a more general interest in hygienic equipment design.
Basic Elements of Equipment Cleaning and Sanitizing in Food Processing and Handling Operations
Federal Regulation of the Food Industry: Part 1, The Regulatory Process
Federal Regulation of the Food Industry: Part 2, Federal Regulatory Agencies
This CCE Bulletin provides CCEs with important provisions for conducting TPV inspections and approved methods for conducting on-site and virtual inspections.
Manual for Third Party Verification (TPV) for 3-A Symbol Authorization 3-A Process Certification (PC) & System Component Qualification Certificate (RPSCQC) Programs.
The number of applications for new 3-A Symbol authorizations resumed steady growth in 2021 to reach a new record high after the pandemic year of 2020.
American Welding Society (AWS) establishes standards related to welding, including hygienic welding for food processing applications. This presentation covers welding requirements based on a number of AWS standards and compares them with some of the requirements in 3-A Sanitary Standards.
The 3-A Sanitary Standards organization has extended the trial period of this bulletin (effective CCE Bulletin 2020-2 October 15, 2020) until August 31, 2022 to allow either traditional or “virtual” Third Party Verifications (TPV’s) evaluations at the discretion of the 3-A Certified Conformance Evaluator (CCE) for either the renewal or granting of an initial 3-A or RPSCQC symbol.