The International Dairy Foods Association (IDFA) is seeking experts in sanitary equipment design from among member dairy companies to fill two open seats on the 3-A Sanitary Standards, Inc. (3-A SSI) Steering Committee. As the sole representative organization on the 3-A Board of Directors for the users of 3-A-certified parts and equipment (i.e., dairy product manufacturers and milk producers), IDFA is responsible for ensuring the “Users” category of 3-A membership is represented on the Board and other committees within 3-A SSI.
3-A SSI relies on a dedicated group of volunteer state and federal dairy regulators, equipment manufacturers and user industry personnel to develop and update all 3-A Sanitary Standards and 3-A Accepted Practices. The oversight of all 3-A SSI consensus documents is maintained by the 3-A Steering Committee. The committee is responsible for establishing standard operating procedures and setting priorities for the development of new or revised documents. The committee reports directly to the 3-A SSI Board of Directors.
Qualified candidates should have a strong background in hygienic design and previous engagement in the development of 3-A standards and/or practices through 3-A standard working groups or other committees. Any one interested should contact John Allan, IDFA’s vice president of regulatory affairs and international standards at firstname.lastname@example.org.