July 11 2018 11:29 AM

Green Stripe’ filter company earns sanitary standards certification for the design and fabrication of equipment that comes into contact with food.

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Schwartz Manufacturing Company has earned 3-A Sanitary RPSCQC Certificate for all of its Tuffy, Tite Tuffy and Filter Clean products, company officials confirmed today.

This certification means that these products are compatible with the design criteria found in the relevant 3-A Sanitary Standards, said Alessandra Schwartz, owner of Schwartz Manufacturing, “and are critical for our products and our industry.”

Unlike other equipment standards that pertain to mechanical properties, electrical or personnel safety, the 3-A Sanitary Standards specify the criteria for the design and fabrication of equipment that comes into contact with food. The clear purpose of 3-A Sanitary Standards is to protect public health by ensuring the use of sanitary equipment.

“The 3-A Parts Replacement and System Qualification Certification is a rigorous process,” Schwartz said. “You really need strong quality programs in place to get through it. But given our leadership position in the industry, and the increased focus on food safety, we knew it was the right commitment to make. Our customers deserve to know which products they can trust when it comes to quality and performance. With this certification, I think we give them that.”

About Schwartz Manufacturing Company

Headquartered in Two Rivers, Wis., Schwartz Manufacturing’s proprietary fabrics have set the industry standard for quality and performance for nearly 100 years. Serving the dairy and commercial foods industries, Schwartz Manufacturing is proud to be a fourth-generation, privately held company. More information can be found at www.schwartzmfg.com.