Ryan Systems, Inc.

Develop Your Carrier Plan for FDA FSMA Sanitary Transportation Rule Compliance

This Two-hour course is intended to assist carriers to achieve compliance with the FDA Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) Rules on the Sanitary Transportation of Human and Animal Foods.

Carriers have not historically been included in food safety requirements.  Many of them are confused regarding what they should to do to meet customer and FDA requirements.should assure that carriers impacted by the FDA FSMA rules are in compliance in order for Retailers and Restaurant operations protect themselves and their customers from liabilities that can result from supplier mismanagement.

The final full compliance date for the FDA Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) Sanitary Transportation in Human and Animal Foods is April 2018.


The full FDA FSMA compliance date for all impacted shippers, carriers and receivers of human and animal foods is April 6, 2018.  All training, food safety transportation plans and system improvements must be completed by that date.

Over 64,000 U.S. companies are impacted by the requirements established by the 2011 passage of this FSMA rule.  The last major set of rules requiring full compliance for large and small companies was published in April 2016.  These rules established April 2018 as the final date for full legal compliance for all carriers by road or rail.  To date, thousands of U.S. carriers have not yet provided training for loaders, unloaders, drivers and all personnel involved in food transportation. 

Why You Should Attend

Hundreds of shippers, carriers and receivers are confused by the FDA FSMA food transportation requirements. 

Now is the time to put a team together and learn what you need to do to develop your plan.  After this webinar, your team will be able to immediately begin writing both the food safety and food defense plans for your company.

In addition to mandated training, the rules require company plans to develop substantial improvement to procedures and processes involving sanitation and temperature controls designed to prevent adulteration of human and animal foods during transportation processes.  Substantial written agreements between shippers and carriers must also be established and new documentation systems must be in place to provide evidence of rule compliance.


The shortage of support infrastructure involving container and trailer sanitation and the lack of specification by shippers and carriers regarding adequate sanitation procedures is causing many companies to ignore rule compliance. 

What carriers will learn:

1.         Understand the Rules

2.         Think and Plan Preventively  

3.         Build a Team and Define and Describe Your Company

4.         Adopt Standards

5.         Analyze Your Transportation Food Safety Issues

6.         Perform a GAP Analysis

7.         Develop Your Company Process Flow Chart

8.         Build the Plan

9.         Establish and Manage a Food Transportation Temp Monitoring System

10.       Define Your Complete Documentation System

11.       Define Your Recall Plan

12.       Build a Food Defense Plan

This webinar will help carriers understand and be able to use:

Basic Rule Requirements


Gap Analysis

Planning Sheets

Process Flowcharts and Company Lay-outs

Transportation Food Safety Standards



            Temperature Monitoring and Traceability



Practical Documentation Solutions

Recall Requirements

Facility and Transportation Food Defense

Who will benefit from this webinar:

•          Food Transportation Managers

•          Shippers, carriers and receivers of perishable foods

•          CEOs, VP and Director Level Personnel in food companies impacted by FSMA

•          Food Safety and Quality Team Members

•          Quality System Personnel

•          Operations and compliance personnel

•          Documentation, data, management analysis and recall team members

Presenter—Dr. John Ryan

Dr. John Ryan is a certified Preventive Controls Qualified Individual (PQCI) specializing in food safety process control and food safety plan validation.  He holds a Ph.D. in research and statistical methods and has extensive international manufacturing quality and operations experience in large and small manufacturing operations and he is a retired Hawaii State Department of Agriculture Quality Assurance Division administrator.  He currently operates two business divisions focused on food safety system validation (http://www.RyanSystems.com) and transportation controls (http://www.SanitaryColdChain.com).  He has previously published books entitled “Food Fraud”, “Guide to Food Safety and Quality During Transportation 2nd edition”, “Validating Preventive Food Safety and Quality Controls, and “Teams and Teamwork”.   All are available on Amazon or Barnes & Noble.