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 3-A SSI Names New Certified Conformance Evaluator  

Mr. Ferdinand Schwabe recently earned accreditation by 3-A Sanitary Standards, Inc. as a Certified Conformance Evaluator (CCE).  Based in Weilheim, Baden-Wurttemberg, Germany, Mr. Schwabe holds substantial professional experience as Segment Manager Europe, Pharma, Food and Beverage, Trelleborg Sealing Solutions.

Accreditation as a CCE is required for individuals who wish to conduct Third Party Verification (TPV) inspections of dairy equipment covered by 3-A Sanitary Standards.  The TPV was implemented by 3-A SSI in 2003 as a requirement for equipment manufacturers or used equipment resellers to obtain or renew authorization to use the 3-A Symbol.  The authorized use of the 3-A Symbol on such equipment shows conformance to 3-A Sanitary Standards for sanitary equipment design, fabrication and construction materials.

To qualify for the credential, a candidate must meet specific education and professional experience requirements and pass a written examination to demonstrate the ability to review and evaluate complex processes, knowledge of the types of equipment and processes to which 3-A Sanitary Standards are applied, and the ability to interpret engineering drawings pertaining to manufacturing equipment and instrumentation for the food processing industries.  CCE candidates must also complete a short orientation course as the final accreditation requirement. 

A total of 17 professionals currently hold the CCE credential.  Mr. Schwabe is one of two European-based CCEs and three based outside of the U.S.  Since the TPV program was implemented, just over 1,000 TPV inspections have been completed at fabrication facilities in the U.S. and 24 other countries around the world to verify the equipment conforms to 3-A Sanitary Standards.

Complete details on 3-A SSI inspection program requirements and a current roster of the CCEs are available at the 3-A SSI web site at, see The 3-A Symbol and Third Party Verification, Certified Conformance Evaluators. 

Source: 3-A SSI News Release

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