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-A Sanitary Standards

The International Association of Milk, Food, and Environmental Sanitarians, Inc. (IAMFES) and the committee on sanitary procedures 3-A (an independent organization of equipment manufacturers, food processors and regulatory agencies) introduced the first industry hygienic standards for equipment, which relate to the cleanability of dairy equipment. 3-A Sanitary Standards provide material specifications, design criteria and other necessary information for several types of equipment. It also provides a third-party evaluation for some food producing equipment. With respect to US sanitary standards,

TABLE 7.1 Available EHEDG Guidelines for the "Hygienic Design of Closed Equipment for the Manufacturing of Liquid Foods"

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No.

Title

2

A method for assessing the in-place cleanability of food processing equipment

8

Hygienic equipment design criteria

9

Welding stainless steel to meet hygienic requirements

10

Hygienic design of closed equipment for the processing of liquid food

14

Hygienic design of valves for food processing

15

A method for the assessment of in-place cleanability of moderately sized food processing equipment

16

Hygienic pipe couplings

17

Hygienic design of pumps, homogenizers and dampening devices

18

Chemical treatment of stainless steel surfaces

20

Hygienic design and safe use of double-seat mixproof valves

25

Design of mechanical seals for hygienic and aseptic applications

32

Materials of construction for equipment in contact with food

35

Hygienic welding of stainless steel tubing in the food processing industry

37

Hygienic design and application of sensors

42

Disc stack centrifuges—design and cleanability

45

General principles of cleaning validation in the food industry

both NSF and 3-A cooperate with EHEDG, so as to achieve global harmonization of guidelines and standards.

Other US Sanitary Standards

In the United States, the following government agencies and private organizations also have published sanitary standards for food processing equipment:

  • • US Public Health Service: Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and GMPs
  • • American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME): ANSI-ASME F2-1: “Food, Drug and Beverage Equipment”
  • • American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME): Bioprocessing Equipment guideline, ASME BPE-2014
  • • Baking Industry Sanitation Standards Committee: BISSC Sanitation Standards
  • • Association of Food and Drug Officials of the United States: “AFDOUS Frozen Food Code”
 
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