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WHAT’S HAPPENING IN FOOD SAFETY 3-A SSI Announces Probationary List Update -A Sanitary Standards, Inc. (3-A SSI) announces new public information on the probationary status of a current 3-A Symbol licensee. The new Probationary List was introduced in early 2010 to assist regulatory sanitarians, processors, equipment fabricators, and other interested parties. The Probationary List was added to other public information on 3-A Symbol holders to disclose information on any licensee that is responsible for a finding of non-conformance to certain provisions of a 3-A Sanitary Standard for which the company holds 3-A Symbol authorization, including the company name and the specific type and model of equipment. According to Tim Rugh, “The Probationary List is not intended to penalize the licensee, but to help inform all concerned parties that the licensee is addressing specific issues it has acknowledged require correction.” The lic ensee remains in this status until a plan for corrective action is completed and verified by third party inspection. 3-A SSI maintains public information on 3-A Symbol licensees at holders_list.html, including current and discontinued licensees and the new Probationary List. The public information is important because it shows all equipment conforms to 3-A Sanitary Standards for dairy and food processing equipment and meets provisions of the 3-A Symbol program. The discontinued symbol holders’ list shows the reason for discontinuation, such as the equipment is no longer in production, the equipment was consolidated in 3 another 3-A Symbol authorization resulting from a change in company ownership, or the failure of the holder to maintain the authorization in accordance with the terms and conditions for use of the 3-A Symbol. Since 1956, the 3-A Symbol has been used to identify equipment that meets 3-A Sanitary Standards for design and fabrication. Voluntary use of the 3-A Symbol on dairy and food equipment assures processors that equipment meets sanitary standards, provides accepted criteria to equipment manufacturers for sanitary design, and establishes guidelines for uniform evaluation and compliance by sanitarians. protection with technically savvy items like a phone application for consumers • Transparency, with daily Web site posts • Internationally recognized program with strong impacts felt across the United States and elsewhere. Toronto won for its restaurant inspection disclosure system – red, yellow, green signs on the doors. FAAN Names Maria Acebal as CEO AAN™ (The Food Allergy & Anaphylaxis Network) has named Maria L. Acebal, J.D., as its new CEO, replacing Julia E. Bradsher, Ph.D., who was recently appointed CEO of the Global Food Protection Institute (GFPI). Ms. Acebal brings to FAAN an extensive knowledge of food allergies, including personal experience raising a daughter with a peanut allergy. She initially joined FAAN in November 2009 as the vice president of Research Administration and General Counsel. As a result of her daughter’s food allergy, prior to joining FAAN, she founded Safe@ School Partners, Inc., a nonprofit dedicated to helping schools, camps, and child care facilities become safer places for kids with life-threatening food allergies. When M s. Acebal joined FAAN, the Safe@School program came with her, and in October 2010 the initiative re-launched under FAAN’s School Food Allergy Program. Ms. Acebal learned about the seriousness of food allergies when the oldest of her three children had a severe reaction at 22 months of age and had to be taken to the F Toronto Public Health Accepts Samuel Crumbine Consumer Protection Award at NEHA Conference oronto Public Health received the Crumbine Consumer Protection Award, consisting of a bronze Crumbine medallion and engraved plate, at the Annual Educational Conference of the National Environmental Health Association, on June 19 in Columbus, Ohio. This was the first time in its 56-year history that the award was presented to a local food safety jurisdiction outside of the United States. As a Crumbine Award winner, Toronto Public Health joins an elite group of local public health agencies that have demonstrated “unsurpassed achievements in providing outstanding food protection services in the community.” The selection jury noted that they were particularly impressed by: • Innovative and new ideas in the realm of consumer T 530 FOOD PROTECTION TRENDS | AUGUST 2011

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Food Protection Trends - August 2011

Food Protection Trends - August 2011
Sustaining Members
Reflections of Your President
Commentary from the Executive Director
Assessment of the Potential for Cross-contamination of Food Products by Reusable Shopping Bags
Verification of Hygiene in Australian Manufacturing Beef Processing — Focus on Escherichia coli O157
IAFP’s European Symposium Hightlights
New Members
What’s Happening in Food Safety
Industry Products
Coming Events
Advertising Index
Journal of Food Protection Table of Contents
Membership Application
Celebrating 100 Years of IAFP: 2000s

Food Protection Trends - August 2011