Purpose 3-A Sanitary Standards (for equipment) or 3-A Accepted Practices (for systems) establish criteria for equipment, materials, hygienic design, and fabrication to assure the cleanability of equipment used for dairy, food, pharmaceutical, or other comestible processing, packaging and handling. 3-A Accepted Practices may include installation, control and regulatory criteria.
Equipment performance and operator safety are not included. The procedures shall govern the activities of 3-A SSI related to the development, approval, revision, reaffirmation or withdrawal of 3-A Sanitary Standards and 3-A Accepted Practices for the sanitary design, fabrication and installation of equipment and machinery for dairy, food or other comestibles.
When submitting standards for ANSI approval, 3-A SSI will submit all required ANSI forms (or their equivalent) and comply with all required ANSI administrative practices in accordance with the ANSI Essential Requirements: Due Process Requirements for American National Standards.
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