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3-A Sanitary Standards, Inc. 2007 Annual Meeting

May 21-24, 2007 Designing for Cleaning

Food safety is on the forefront of the news recently, with recalls spanning from fresh produce to prepared pet foods. With new concerns about food plant security across the country, every aspect of equipment design and operation must meet requirements for hygienic design and monitoring. What are the key elements of hygienic design in equipment inspections? How does provable sanitary design advance regulatory inspections? This special one-day education session featured expert perspectives on these issues and other leading topics in hygienic design and the application of 3-A Sanitary Standards. This year's program on May 21 in Milwaukee produced one of the highest rated education sessions in the history of 3-A SSI. Over 120 representatives from across the U.S. and Europe participated, including equipment fabricators, regulatory sanitarians and processors. Rocklyn Bates (USDA/AMS) described how to plan and prepare for a successful USDA equipment inspection. He also explained the importance of the 3-A Symbol in the inspection process.

Andrew Timperley (Timperley Consulting) addressed the design parameters for static sealing with particular reference to hardware design and considerations for seal material properties. He also explained EHEDG cleanability testing and procedures for bacteria tightness determination.

Opening speaker Craig Nelson (Vigilistics, Inc.), a national authority on applying technology to solve food safety issues, described how plant monitoring systems can be adapted to enhance food safety monitoring and to meet other objectives such as HACCP, Bioterrorism Act Track and Trace, PMO reporting, and quality information. Craig detailed how this information is currently available, the systems that are available to put this information to use, and the benefits plants are seeing by investing in this technology. He also updated the status of the FDA with respect to Bioterrorism Act Compliance enforcement, and standardized computer reporting for PMO purposes.

Implications of the testing criteria for 3-A Sanitary Standards were addressed by Dick Smith (Certified Conformance Evaluator) and Steve Sims (FDA/CFSAN).

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Robert W. Evans (R.W. Evans and Associates) explained the value and methods of passivating of stainless steel. He illustrated numerous corrosion causes with special focus on oxidizing environments such as Water-For-Injection and Pure (Clean) Steam Systems. He showed the impact of surface finishing, e.g. mechanical and electropolishing, as well as welding techniques and adverse effects of dissimilar metallurgy.

described the new business plan adopted by the leadership to meet the mission goals of 3-A SSI.

Tracy Schonrock (3-A Steering Committee) explained the new ballot process for volunteer leaders and Working Group participants.

In a comprehensive review of welding issues and requirements, Andrew Timperley (Timperley Consulting) described the contents of a recently published EHEDG Guideline Document No. 35 (July 2006) and the significance for 3-A Sanitary Standards criteria. Mike Lang, (Mechanical Inc.), an expert on sanitary welding, explained how quality sanitary welding work can pay big dividends in the long run with higher yield and higher profits. Dr. Stephen Perry (PerryProjects) introduced new independent research on the `3-A value proposition' and some of the implications for stakeholder groups. Results will be released later this spring.

3-A SSI 2007 Annual Meeting

A total of 158 representatives participated in the 3-A SSI Annual Meeting and Working Group sessions this year, including many first time participants. The meeting opened Tuesday morning, May 22. 3-A SSI Chair Greg Marconnet (Kraft Foods) opened the session with an overview of the key accomplishments of 3-A SSI over the past year and Order the latest 3-A Sanitary Standards and 3-A Accepted Practices on-line today, just visit www.3-A.org!

Chairs of the 13 Working Groups presented an overview of the key issues to be addressed in the concurrent work sessions scheduled from Tuesday afternoon, May 22 through Thursday morning, May 24. 3-A Steering Committee Chair Tracy Schonrock also reported on the status of the most recent revisions to the 3-A SSI Format and Style Manual. A comprehensive report on the status of 3-A Sanitary Standards and 3-A Accepted Practices that have been approved or are in development is available on the 3-A SSI web site. The chart is updated on a frequent basis at: Work in Progress Status Report (DOC)

At the conclusion of the Working Group sessions, a special training workshop was convened for the 3-A SSI Certified Conformance Evaluators (CCEs). The workshop was introduced by 3-A SSI Chair Greg Marconnet (Kraft Foods) and led by the TPV Coordinating Committee, including Chair Allen Sayler (IDFA), Lou Beaudette (Admix, Inc.), and Tracy Schonrock (3-A Steering Committee).

Thanks to our sponsors for Designing for Cleaning

G-M-I, Inc. Wright Pump International Association for Food Protection Walker Engineered Products Flow Products Schenck AccuRate Lechler, Inc. Life Science Laboratories, Inc. Stork Technimet, Inc. Multivac, Inc. Waukesha Cherry Burrell, SPX Process Equipment Div. Invensys APV Emerson Process Management

**** Hold Those Dates! ****

3-A SSI 2008 Annual Meeting May 19-22, 2008 Four Points Sheraton Milwaukee Airport Milwaukee, Wisconsin Order the latest 3-A Sanitary Standards and 3-A Accepted Practices on-line today, just visit www.3-A.org!

Designing for Cleaning Program Evaluation

Interest Affiliation: 12 User 50 Fabricator 9 Sanitarian 1= Excellent, 2=Good, 3=Fair, 4=Poor Topics Relevant to Quality of Your Interests? Content/Delivery? Food Safety and Traceability ­ Making Plant Systems and the FDA Work for You User 6 4 1 0 User 5 6 0 0 User 6 4 1 0 User 4 6 1 0 User 7 4 0 0 User 6 5 0 0 Fab. 11 23 9 3 Fab. 21 18 7 0 Fab. 24 21 2 0 Fab. 26 17 5 1 Fab. 17 23 9 0 Fab. 18 20 8 0 San. 6 2 1 0 San. 4 4 1 0 San. 6 0 2 0 San. 6 1 0 0 San. 4 3 1 1 San. 4 2 1 1 User 5 6 0 0 User 2 4 5 0 User 6 3 2 0 User 2 6 3 0 User 6 5 0 0 User 7 4 0 0 Fab. 10 28 8 0 Fab. 3 16 23 3 Fab. 20 26 2 0 Fab. 12 16 13 8 Fab. 19 25 4 0 Fab. 21 22 3 0 San. 4 3 1 1 San. 1 5 2 1 San. 4 3 1 0 San. 3 4 0 0 San. 3 4 2 0 San. 6 2 1 0

Networking with Participants? User 2 4 3 0 User 1 4 4 0 User 3 5 2 0 User 1 6 2 1 User 3 5 2 0 User 3 5 2 0 Fab. 5 15 13 1 Fab. 3 17 11 4 Fab. 5 20 8 10 Fab. 4 21 10 2 Fab. 10 19 7 0 Fab. 8 21 6 0 San. 4 0 1 1 San. 2 1 3 0 San. 3 0 2 0 San. 3 1 0 0 San. 2 1 2 1 San. 4 2 1 0

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USDA Equipment Inspections and 3A Symbol Authorization

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Fundamental Requirements for Hygienic Static Sealing

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The Value and Methods of Passivating Stainless Steel

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New EHEDG Requirements for Hygienic Welding of Stainless Steel Tubing in the Food Processing Industry Welding Practices for Higher Yields

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3-A SSI Reception ­ May 23, 2007

Certified Conformance Evaluator Training Workshop ­ May 24, 2007

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