3A 38-01:2018

3A 38-01:2018

Open Cheese Vats and Tables



This 3-A Sanitary Standard applies to the sanitary aspects of open cheese vats and tables without
covers, in which cheese curd is produced or drained and may include means for: (1) heating and/or
cooling, (2) mechanical cutting and stirring, (3) curd washing, (4) curd salting, (5) curd handling
within the vessel, and including (6) all valves and fittings supplied by the fabricator. The open
cheese vat and table begin at the open vessel or provided product and ingredient inlet connection and
ends at the provided product outlet(s). This standard does not include equipment with capabilities
for curd pressing.
To conform to this 3-A Sanitary Standard, open cheese vats and tables shall conform to the
following criteria for design, materials of construction, and fabrication techniques and installation, as
appropriate, and the current revisions or editions of all referenced documents cited herein.

Additional Info

Author 3-A Sanitary Standards
Published by 3A
Document type Standard
Theme /subgroups/2342
Number of pages 14
Replace 3A 38-00
Keyword 3A 38-01