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M-b-315: Sanitary Couplers, Inc. (ReSeal and PermaSeal couplings, and SaniGard hose.)

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HHS:PHS:FDA:CFSAN:OC:DCP:MSB

200 C Street, S. W.
Washington, DC 20204

April 8, 1992

M-b-315

TO: All Regional Food and Drug Directors
Attn: Regional Milk Specialists

FROM: Milk Safety Branch (HFF-346)

SUBJECT: Sanitary Couplers, Inc. (ReSeal and PermaSeal couplings, and SaniGard hose.)

The above subject dairy equipment has been reviewed by Milk Safety Branch and found to comply with the applicable construction criteria and the intent of the Grade 'A' Pasteurized Milk Ordinance for sanitary piping and fittings.

These units consist of a flexible hose bonded to the ReSeal or PermaSeal coupling. The ReSeal coupling is designed to be mechanically removed and reused. The PermaSeal coupling is the same design without having the features which provide for it to be reused.

Descriptive literature for the dairy equipment is included for your files. States desiring further information or copies of the literature may contact:

Sanitary Couplers, Inc.
9151 Normandy Lane South
Centerville, Ohio 45458

Sufficient copies of this memorandum are enclosed for distribution to state milk control agencies and state milk sanitation rating officers in your region/district.

FDA's review of this dairy equipment and our findings that they comply with the applicable construction criteria of the Grade 'A' Pasteurized Milk Ordinance does not constitute agency endorsement or approval of the dairy equipment and any representation on a label or in any printed literature that they are 'FDA approved' would be false.

Robert N. Childers
Senior Milk Specialist,
Milk Safety Branch