3-A Standards program solicits cross-industry participation
McLean, VA–The 3-A Sanitary Standards Committees is responding to interest expressed by the non-dairy industries, including the food, pharmaceutical, chemical, and personal care product industries. The 3-A Committees have formulated standards and practices providing criteria for the sanitary design, fabrication, installation and cleanability of equipment and systems used to handle, process and package dairy products for more than 75 years. Because the industries mentioned above as outside the dairy realm have already been using 3-A criteria for years, and because they are directly and materially affected by changes to the 3-A Sanitary Standards and 3-A Accepted Practices, the 3-A steering Committee is now inviting formal participation by processors and equipment manufacturers representing non-dairy industries.
Representatives are encouraged to participate in the process of writing new 3-A standards and practices, and in the revising and amending of current 3-A documents.