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How to Comply with the Law on the Sanitary Transportation of Human and Animal Food Rules: Rules, Standards, Procedures and Technology

Prepare Your Company to Comply with the Law on the Sanitary Transportation of Human and Animal Food Rules: Standards, Procedures and Technology

You have less than one year to establish a sound compliance system to fulfill the US FDA Law for the Sanitary and Temperature Controlled Transportation of Human and Animal Foods.  Final rules were published on April 6, 2015.

Final rules are significantly different from the proposed rules and have different exemptions.

Over 84,000 food shippers, carriers and receivers are impacted by this law and most have less than one year for full compliance.  This new law requires significant changes to procedures currently employed for food transportation operations, vehicles, tools and equipment used in food transportation.  The final rules have now established the law which has significant differences from earlier published proposed food transportation rules, laws and guidance documents.  Self-reporting of compliance failures is required as are critical shipper-carrier agreements for data, records and reporting.

Transportation and Logistics food transportation food safety rules have been finalized by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Under congressional instructions, the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) requires the FDA to audit, enforce and improve new rules of food transportation operations, personnel, vehicles, load and unload personnel and practices, cross contact (contamination), vehicle storage, inspection and test, training, records retention, and vehicle qualification. 

These law provides a significant focus on:

Foods transported by rail and road

Foods not completely enclosed by a container

Contracts of Carriage

Risk reducing adulteration prevention;

Mandatory carrier personnel training and certification;

Procedures for sanitation, pre-cool, inspection and data collection;

Fulfillment agreements between shippers and carriers and

Maintenance and record keeping that provides evidence of compliance.


Load and unload personnel

Vehicle qualification and certification

Transportation tools and equipment (pallets, bins, totes, hoses, etc.)

Preventive practices


Why you should attend:

The session will cover each section of the new sanitary food transportation law you need to protect consumers and your company.

The new law was published on April 6, 2016, which mean there is little time left for perishable food carriers, shippers, receivers and maintenance operations to develop and implement risk reducing preventive food handling, load and un-load, as well as make distribution and transportation process improvements.

Join this session by expert speaker Dr. John M. Ryan to get the information and knowledge to comply with FSMA sanitary food transportation law. Get armed with the knowledge needed to build a basic plan and learn the difference between preventive and corrective actions.


Learning objectives:

This is a "how to" course.

Understand US FDA Laws for the Sanitary Transportation of Human and Animal Foods

Understand changes from the proposed rules

Be able to use a simple checklist to perform a gap analysis between your current practices and new compliance requirements.

Begin to develop and implement a company transportation food safety plan to close any gaps

Write and implement appropriate container procedures (truck, trailer, sanitation, testing, container traceability and temperature monitoring)

Develop a Shipper/Carrier “Contract of Carrier” that meets FDA requirements.

Know the different requirements for shippers, carriers and receivers.

Understand load and unload requirements

Assure you have competent personnel in place

Understand new food transportation standards

Know which tools are required for food transportation sanitation controls

Know where to get certification training for drivers and other personnel

Establish container and truck trailer bio-contaminant testing procedures


Who will benefit from this presentation?

Cold chain food transporters

Food company compliance officers

U.S. food shippers, carriers, receivers transportation and maintenance operations

Food importers whose food will be consumed in the U.S.

Food loaders, unloaders and handlers

Food logistics professionals

Food safety and quality professionals

Food truck, rail and other maintenance personnel (reefers, doors, walls, ducts, etc.)

Food safety lead and audit team members

Food quality management

Food security personnel

Recall specialists

Company sales and marketing personnel


Presenter—Dr. John Ryan

Dr. John Ryan holds a Ph.D. in research and statistical methods.  He has recently retired from his position as the administrator for the Hawaii State Department of Agriculture's Quality Assurance Division where he headed up Hawaii’s commodity inspection, food safety certification and measurement standards service groups.  He has won awards for technology for his visionary and pioneering work.  He is the president of the Sanitary Cold Chain (website at http://www.SanitaryColdChain.com).  The Sanitary Cold Chain provides food safety assessment, training, audit and certification services to shippers, carriers and receivers impacted by the new law.

His latest book “Guide to Food Safety during Transportation: Controls, Standards and Practices” was published in 2014.  He has spent over 25 years implementing high technology quality control systems for international corporations in Korea, Thailand, Malaysia, the Philippines, Singapore and the United States.