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ASTM approves bread and bun slicing machine standards.

Press Release Summary:

September 21, 2007 - Developed by subcommittee F26.04 on Mechanical Preparation Equipment, F 2645 Specification for Bun Slicing Machines, and F 2646 Specification for Bread Slicing Machines are used to source various sizes and types of bread and bun slicing machines. Most likely user of standards will be U.S. Department of Defense, which purchases equipment for military installations.

ASTM International - West Conshohocken, PA

Original Press Release

ASTM Food Service Equipment Committee Approves Bread and Bun Slicing Machine Standards

Press release date: September 19, 2007

A pair of new ASTM International standards developed by ASTM International Committee F26 on Food Service Equipment will be used to replace U.S. Department of Defense military standards. Subcommittee F26.04 on Mechanical Preparation Equipment developed the standards, F 2645, Specification for Bun Slicing Machines, and F 2646, Specification for Bread Slicing Machines. According to Richard Pittenger, agency approval engineer, and chair of F26.04, the two standards are used to source various sizes and types of bread and bun slicing machines. The most likely user of the standard will be the U.S. Department of Defense, which purchases the equipment for military installations. Pittenger says that Committee F26 always welcomes participation in its standards developing activities from manufacturers, users and anyone else interested in commercial food service equipment. ASTM International standards are available for purchase from Customer Service (phone: 610/832-9585; service@astm.org) or at www.astm.org. For further technical information, contact Richard I. Pittenger, Food Retail Systems, Hobart, Troy, Ohio (phone: 937/332-2621; richard.pittenger@hobartcorp.com). Committee F26 will meet Oct. 9-10 in Atlanta, Ga. For membership or meeting information, contact Nancy Morrissey, Technical Committee Operations, ASTM International (phone: 610/832-9736; nmorriss@astm.org).

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