Complete Guide to ASHRAE Standards for Commercial HVAC Manufacturers

Last Updated: January 18, 2020

Today’s major industries all face a push toward cleaner and more energy-efficient equipment solutions. Among them, heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) units remain some of the largest energy consumers at commercial sites throughout the world. Building owners and operators at these locations are regularly looking for ways to reduce cost without losing capability. As …

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

Last Updated: January 18, 2020

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: January 18, 2020

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: January 18, 2020

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

Last Updated: January 18, 2020

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: January 18, 2020

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: January 18, 2020
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: January 18, 2020
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: January 18, 2020

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: January 18, 2020

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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Guide to DOT Federal Safety Regulations for Trailer Manufacturers

Last Updated: January 18, 2020
Posted by: Matt Krysiak in Standards

The Motor Carrier Safety Improvement Act of 1999 went into effect on January 1, 2000, after being introduced in the House just 60 days prior. The bill signified a measurable shift in the way the federal government handled and processed its commercial vehicle safety and compliance standards. This date also marked the birth of the Federal …

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What are the Sanitary Welding Standards for Food-Grade Applications?

Last Updated: January 18, 2020

If your facility centers around food processing, then you know that following the latest sanitary and hygienic design standards isn’t something to be taken lightly. Flocks of agencies have put stringent standards into place to ensure that the food-grade goods that you are manufacturing are consistently safe. But when it comes to food equipment hygienic design, …

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The Complete Guide to GHS Labels and Compliance Requirements

Last Updated: January 18, 2020

With technology rapidly leaping to new frontiers, it truly is a boom time for chemical manufacturers and suppliers the world over. But, just because business is steadily rising and committed investors are continuing to lean in, doesn’t mean that the processing of these often noxious chemicals can be rushed. You will find pages upon pages …

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Understanding Trailer Axle Ratings and Safety Impact

Last Updated: January 18, 2020

Managing a tight fleet means so much more than having a keen eye for organization, timing, and logistics, it also requires a deep understanding of all things compliance. Because most fleets include the use of heavy machinery and trailers galore, you must do your due diligence and get well acquainted with the state and federal …

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What Food Machinery Manufacturers Need to Know About Surface Finish Standards

Last Updated: January 18, 2020

We are currently living in a day in age where international food safety standards are at their absolute highest. Programs like the FSMA have put an incredible amount of pressure on food producers to have extremely tight control over their entire supply chain to ensure that the products that they are bringing into the market …

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Food Equipment Manufacturers’ Guide to FSMA Regulations and Compliance

Last Updated: January 18, 2020

No matter your revenue or company size, if you fall into the category of ‘food equipment manufacturer’ than you know just how important–and challenging – it can be to stay abreast of the current food safety standards, particularly the new FSMA regulations. The United States has one of the most stringent and progressive philosophies on …

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The Definitive Guide to Sanitary and Hygienic Design for Food Equipment Manufacturers

Last Updated: January 18, 2020

Stories about people getting ill from contaminated food often dominate the headlines. Sometimes it’s the result of poor food preparation. Other times, illnesses can be traced to inadequate sanitary practices – which sometimes arise from poorly designed food equipment.  Contamination poses a constant risk to food manufacturers and retailers. It only takes one mistake to …

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What Are the 3-A Sanitary Standards and Accepted Practices?

Last Updated: January 18, 2020

For those working in today’s food equipment manufacturing and purchasing, engineering management, and quality assurance fields, it’s becoming increasingly important to familiarize yourself with the discipline of 3-A sanitary standards and accepted practices. The more thorough your understanding of the current materials standards, the less at risk you are of exposing your customers to unsanitary or …

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