Sanitary Design Connections - Winter 2017

Sanitary Design Connections - Winter 2017

Jan 2017

Feature Story
3-A SSI Acts on China 3-A Symbol Infringements

A rising number of 3-A Symbol infringements by companies in China led 3-A SSI to issue an alert last June to call attention to the misuse of its trademarked 3-A Symbol. 3-A SSI followed up with another alert in November to announce the original list of verified infringers had more than doubled from seven in June to 15.

3-A SSI has maintained a large number of licenses in China for many years and the number of infringers appears limited to several companies in the Wenzhou region of China. Regardless, the unauthorized use and display of the 3-A Symbol threatens to weaken the integrity of the 3-A Symbol and the trust invested in this program by regulatory professional, processors, and fabricator.

Read more about what the 3-A SSI leadership is doing to address this troubling issue. Equally important, how can this issue affect you and what can you do to avoid the potential pitfalls of suspect equipment?

Inside 3-A SSI
Market the Benefits of Hygienic Design in 2017!

Step up your marketing this year and promote the benefits of hygienic equipment design! 3-A Symbol authorization is far more than a logo. Use the mark to distinguish equipment designed, manufactured, and verified by independent inspection to conform to a 3-A Sanitary Standard.
Do you have other replacement parts or system components built to hygienic design criteria but not eligible for 3-A Symbol authorization? Get details on the benefits of the Replacement Parts and System Component Qualification Certificate for your marketing program.

Recognize Outstanding 3-A SSI Volunteers

Nominations are now open for the 3-A SSI 2017 Volunteer Service Awards. All awards are based on peer nominations; submit your nominations for the outstanding contributors to the work and mission of 3-A SSI in the categories of Leadership Service, the Richard K. Smith 3-A SSI

Advancement Award and the Next Generation Award. Details and a Nomination Form are available on the 3-A SSI web site at under News. Nominations are due at 3-A SSI March 31, 2017.

Apply Now for 2017 Student Travel Awards

3-A SSI invites applications for the 2017 Student Travel Award, which is intended to help motivated, career-oriented students to participate in the annual education program of 3-A SSI and gain valuable insights on hygienic equipment design. Help us bring aspiring future industry professionals to our program and your industry! Travel award details and an application form are available at under What’s Going On At 3-A? in the News section, or go to http://www.3- The application deadline is March 10, 2017.

Register Now for Expanded 2017Annual Meeting & Education Program!

Register now for the 2017 annual Meeting & Education Program on May 1-4, 2017 at the Hilton Minneapolis/St. Paul Airport-Mall of America in Bloomington, MN. Join us at this exciting new venue and the expanded two-day education program featuring 3-A SSI and the Basics of Hygienic Design and 3-A Equipment and Beyond: Applying 3-A Principles to Food & Beverage Processing Environments.

3-A SSI will attract even more highly motivated professionals searching for the specialized equipment, services and networking resources they need. Reach out with your Sponsored Link and enjoy the direct $$$ benefit of complimentary registrations for the 3-A SSI Education Program and more through 2017.

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