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M-b-338: Alfa Laval G&H SMP-SC2 PMO Singled Bodied Mix-Proof Valve

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

100 Paint Branch Parkway
College Park, MD 20740-3835

M-b-338

July 7, 2003

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

FROM: Milk Safety Branch (HFS-626)

SUBJECT: Alfa Laval G&H SMP-SC2 PMO Singled Bodied Mix-Proof Valve

The Alfa Laval G&H Model SMP-SC2 PMO Singled Bodied Mix-Proof Valve has been reviewed and found to comply with the applicable provisions of the Grade "A" Pasteurized Milk Ordinance (PMO) when used to separate cleaning product solution and milk and milk products.

Compliance with the PMO is based upon construction, installation, and operation as described in the manufacture's manual (Number 1M70787PMOUS1S 99/04) and attachments.

The Alfa Laval G&H Model SMP-SC2 PMO Singled Bodied Mix-Proof Valve is designed to comply with Item 15p-PROTECTION FROM CONTAMINATION, 15p(B) of the PMO. The valve may be used as part of a fail-safe system to separate milk and milk products from tanks or circuits containing cleaning and/or sanitizing solution.

The technical information that was reviewed, addressing the Alfa Laval G&H Mix-Proof Valve, constitutes the Alfa Laval G&H Engineering Design, Technical Construction File, and Regulatory Test Procedures.

For further information contact:

Roger Ashton
Alfa Laval Inc.
8201 104th Street
P.O. Box 581909
Pleasant Prairie, WI 53158-0909
Phone: (262) 947-4700
Fax: (262) 947-4724

FDA's review and acceptance of this Single Bodied Mix-Proof Valve does not constitute agency endorsement or approval. Any representation on a label or in printed literature citing or indicating as, "FDA Approved" is false and misleading.

Copies of this memorandum are enclosed for distribution to Regional Milk Specialists, State Milk Regulatory Agencies and State Milk Sanitation Rating Officers in your region. This memorandum will also be available on the FDA Web site at http://www.cfsan.fda.gov at a later date and should be widely distributed to representatives of the dairy industry and other interested parties.

/S/

Jonathan M. Gardner
FDA/MST Milk Sanitation Officer

Attachments:

Valve Description (Page 1)
Valve Component Construction Description (Page 2)
Valve and Parts Listing (Pages 3-6)
Regulatory Test and Valve Inspection Procedures (Pages 7-9)