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M-b-339: Sudmo D620-PMO Series Single-Bodied Double Seat Valve (1", 1.1/2, 2", 2 1/2", 3", 4", and 6")

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

5100 Paint Branch Parkway
College Park, MD 20740-3835

M-b-339

September 8, 2003

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

FROM: Milk Safety Branch (HFS-626)

SUBJECT: Sudmo D620-PMO Series Single-Bodied Double Seat Valve (1", 1.1/2, 2", 2 1/2", 3", 4", and 6")

The Sudmo D620-PMO Series Single-Bodied Double Seat Valve (1", 1.1/2, 2", 2 1/2", 3", 4", and 6") 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 manufacturer's manual and attachments.

The Sudmo D620-PMO Series Singled-Bodied Double Seat Valve as a component 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 product from tanks or circuits containing cleaning and/or sanitizing solution.

The technical information that was reviewed, addressing the Sudmo D620-PMO Series Singled-Bodied Double Seat Valve, constitutes Sudmo's Engineering Design and Technical Construction File.

For further information contact:

Jim McCoy Sudmo Inc.
6918 Forest Hills Road
Rockford, IL 61111
Phone: (815)-639-0322
Fax: (185)-639-1135

FDA's review and acceptance of this Single-Bodied Double Seat Valve does not constitute agency endorsement or approval. Any representation on a label or in printed literature citing or indicating "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.

Jonathan M. Gardner
Sr. Milk Sanitation Officer

Attachments:

Literature/Technical Information (pages 3-5)
Proximity Switch Adjustment Procedure (page 6)
Regulatory Test Procedures (pages 7-8)