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ABYC Standards: What Boat Builders Need to Know to Stay Compliant

Last Updated: August 6, 2019

When it comes to developing, implementing, and policing initiatives concerning workplace safety, sanitation, public health and more, the United States leads the way. As it happens, the U.S. also boasts a comprehensive boat safety sector, one that is comprised of several organizations that contract with public and private entities to ensure the best possible structural …

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What is NSF/ANSI 51-2017?

Last Updated: August 1, 2019

At the moment, there are 21 commercial food production-related standards overseen by the National Safety Foundation (NSF). The 21 guidelines have been rigorously developed by the NSF with the help of another prestigious national organization, the American National Standards Institute. Today, we are going to take an in-depth look at NSF/ANSI 51-2017, (better known as …

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5 PMMI Certification Training and Cost Resources

Last Updated: July 30, 2019

Those working in the manufacturing packaging or shipping logistics fields are likely aware of the powerful trade association, The Association for Packaging and Processing Technologies, most commonly known as PMMI. PMMI was first formed as the Packaging Machinery Manufacturers Institute in 1933 after President Franklin Delano Roosevelt introduced unprecedented restrictions on the manufacturing community. From …

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What is Yacht Certified?

Last Updated: July 23, 2019

When it comes to purchasing and operating a yacht, there are a lot of factors to keep in mind. Beyond maintenance, safety, and maritime laws, there are also considerations regarding the construction of the vessel that can often lead to more questions than answers. One common question seen time and time again is related to …

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ETL vs. NSF Certification: What’s the Difference?

Last Updated: July 2, 2019

With all of the food safety laws in place these days, food equipment manufacturers would be foolish to design a great piece of equipment without first putting it through a certification process. While it’s sometimes a pricey and time-intensive endeavor, it is one that gives much more flexibility to the restaurant and food producer clients …

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3 Reasons Why 3-A Certification is Critical for Food Processors

Last Updated: July 2, 2019

For the food processors of today and yesteryear, 3-A sanitary standards aren’t anything new. In fact, 3-A has been around since the 1920s and, over time, has only strengthened its range, going far beyond its initial concentration of dairy to oversee a host of other food equipment and processing specialties. Today, 3-A certification encompasses the …

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What is ETL Certification?

Last Updated: July 2, 2019
Posted by: Matt Krysiak in Standards

As we move into the future, a host of industries are laying out stricter and stricter safety guidelines for their manufactured products, as well as the specialized equipment they use in order to make them. Of course, this equipment is subject to a number of safety standards, from manufacturing to installation, all the way to use. …

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Food Manufacturer’s Guide to Getting GFSI Certified

Last Updated: July 2, 2019
Posted by: Matt Krysiak in Standards

Food safety compliance is a key priority for any food manufacturer, and today’s consumer landscape continues to evolve with new requirements. Apart from core safety compliance, there exists additional, and very crucial, product requirements for claims of sustainability, organic, and allergy-free, as well as many others based on defined target markets. Ostensibly, selecting the right …

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NSF Food Safety Guidelines for Equipment Manufacturers

Last Updated: July 2, 2019

Food equipment manufacturers are regularly made to draft designs that take into consideration the many national and international safety guidelines their clients are made to follow. In a nutshell, they must pay close attention to the smooth and impermeable quality of all surfaces, beware of crevices in which food or dirt might become stuck, and design …

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Commercial Food Equipment Certification Marks: What They Are and Why They’re Important

Last Updated: July 2, 2019

It’s no secret that food manufacturers and producers are placed under the strictest of standards – and for good reason, according to data compiled by the CDC, food-related illnesses account for roughly 76 million illnesses 325,000 hospitalizations, and 5,000 deaths per year in the United States. It’s a staggering figure and one that presiding agencies are …

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