Q. No. 1: What is the purpose of standardized tanker wash and audit programs?
A: On this Website, you should review "Standardized Tanker Wash/Sanitation Program" found in the "Documents Archive." This document reviews purposes and general guidelines for auditing tanker wash facilities, what is expected from a tanker wash station, and how the juice industry plans to work within these programs.
Q. No. 2: How can I contact the audit firms?
The audit firms that can conduct the tanker wash audit are highlighted below.
D.L. Newslow & Associates and SGS North America
Their contact information is found on this Website by clicking on the "Auditors" tab.
Q. No. 3: How do I know what to expect during a 'standard audit'?
A: The audit firms utilize a standard Tanker Wash Audit Checklist. A copy of the Checklist is available on this Website in the "Documents Archive."
Q. No. 4: Where may I find the latest version of the Tanker Wash Guidelines?
A: A link to the "JPA Model Tanker Wash Guidelines For The Fruit Juice Industry" is found on this Website under "Documents Archive." Click on "Tanker Wash Guidelines." A copy of the Guidelines may also be obtained via the JPA Web site: www.juiceproducts.org, under the heading, "Tanker Wash Resources." JPA is responsible for maintaining the guidelines in their latest version.
Q. No. 5: Is it possible for a third party to also be an "Auditor"?
A: Yes. The audit firms that can conduct the tanker wash audit are D.L. Newslow & Associates and SGS North America.
Q. No. 6: How do I find a tanker wash facility in my part of the country?
A: A list of facilities is found on this Website under "Wash Facilities." You can sort this listing by name or state. Contact details, a link that takes you to a map of the location, and some of the wash services information is included for each tanker wash facility.
Q. No. 7: How do I know which Tanker Wash Type has to be performed?
The tanker wash guidelines published by the Juice Products Association (JPA) define the types of tanker washing required, based upon the most recent load of product carried by a tanker. The Tanker Wash Guidelines are available on this Website under "Documents Archive" and may be obtained via the JPA Website, www.juiceproducts.org, under the heading, "Tanker Wash Resources."
Wash Types Described in the JPA Tanker Wash Guidelines
Type 1: A customer specified potable water rinse between loads of same product.
Type 2: Water Based Products: Tankers previously hauling water based food products.
Type 3: Water/Oil & Oil Based Products: Tankers previously hauling water/oil or oil based food products.
Type 4: Where prevous load carried foods with potential allergenic risks.
Type 5: Cleaning requirement after hauling Wine Vinegar or Wine Alcohol.
The JPA Guidelines describe/define the protocols required by each of these wash procedures; the guidelines also provides a (partial) list of allowable food-grade products, and their required wash type.
Q. No. 8: Who should I contact with questions?
A: Questions regarding this Website or the information contained therein should be addressed to Pat Faison of the Juice Products Association (JPA). Ms. Faison may be reached by email (firstname.lastname@example.org) or by phone (404/252-3663).
Q. No. 9: What is the procedure for having my company added to the wash facilities list?
A: The wash station or transport company must be audited by one of the audit firms listed on this Website. The wash station or transport company must successfully pass the JPA Tanker Wash Facility Audit. For additional information, please contact Patricia Faison by phone at (404) 252-3663 or by email at - email@example.com.
Q. No. 10: I want to use a wash station not currently on the wash facilities list, how can I get the company added to the list?
A: The wash station or transport company must be audited by one of the third-party audit firms listed on this Website and successfully pass the JPA Tanker Wash Facility Audit. For additional information, please contact Patricia Faison by phone at (404) 252-3663 or by email at - firstname.lastname@example.org.