3-A Sanitary Standards Inc. (3-A SSI) announced plans to hold its yearly education program and annual meeting on-site at the Hilton Minneapolis/St. Paul Airport Hotel in Bloomington, Minn. on May 16-19, 2022. The program will feature experts on a range of leading topics and issues in the hygienic design of food processing equipment.

The 2022 education events will open with the comprehensive introductory and networking session on May 16, McLean, Va.-based 3-A SSI said. “3-A SSI for Beginners and the Basics of Sanitary Design” will be a fast-moving full-day program, beginning with an overview of 3-A SSI and an introduction to the elements of hygienic equipment design that distinguish 3-A Sanitary Standards. This session will be oriented to early-career professionals and others who seek an understanding of the fundamentals of hygienic design and the role of 3-A Sanitary Standards.   

The second day, May 17, will feature a full day of leading experts and timely topics reflecting the current developments, future challenges and new opportunities for hygienic design. The program will highlight the key challenges to enhancing food safety equipment and systems from the standpoint of regulatory professionals, equipment users (processors) and equipment fabricators, 3-A SSI said. 

The 3-A SSI Annual Meeting will open on the morning of May 18, 3-A SSI said, with reports on 3-A SSI programs and services. Work group sessions will begin that morning and continue through the afternoon of May 19.

More details about the program and related events will be announced in October. For general information, contact Timothy Rugh at 3-A SSI at trugh@3-a.org.