As more and more people turn toward a healthy, balanced diet as part of their life style choice, so the popularity of the Japanese cuisine, Sushi, has grown.
The number of Sushi style restaurants is growing in Japan, Europe and the USA, at the heart of the customer service method in a Sushi restaurant is the increasingly complex, conveyor system.
The conveyor system delivers the freshly prepared food to the customer, checks for freshness and removes the used dishes for washing and reprocessing.
One of the largest Sushi conveyor system manufacturers is Ishino Seisakusho co., Ltd (Ishino) based in Kanazawa Japan. Producing a complete Sushi conveyor system for shipment every day, Ishino has recently addressed the US market.
Ishino has successfully certified Sushi conveyor systems for Europe with TRaC via our Japanese partner Product Safety Compliance Corp. (PSC ), so naturally Ishino turned to TRaC for a route to compliance for their US market.
MET Labs and the MET mark was TRaC’s obvious choice for US certification. TRaC has been safety testing products for the US and Canadian markets for over twenty years and MET has been certifying, listing, and labelling products for electrical product safety for more than 40 years. In that time, MET has certified thousands of products for compliance to electrical safety standards. This translates into literally millions of products sold in the U.S. and Canada labelled with the MET Mark. MET is currently qualified to certify products in over 170 UL Standard categories.
TRaC understands that a professional, expedient and cost effective service is needed for a US safety mark to ensure their clients maximise their potential in the US and Canadian markets. MET matches the TRaC expectation of delivering this service to its clients and working together for over 20 years, TRaC knew that METs full certification route via a witnessed field test programme would be the most efficient and cost effective route to compliance.
Using UL763 as a basis for the Sushi conveyor and UL921 for the dishwasher, TRaC and MET produced a test program covering all of the risks associated with the Sushi system.
The system was then approved via field testing at the Ishino Seisakusho plant in Japan.
The MET marked Sushi conveyor system, ensures success for Ishino in the US market will continue, TRaC, MET and PSC are delighted to have been chosen to provide the solution for the US regulatory safety compliance which enabled market access.