Ryan Systems, Inc.

Driver Awareness of Temperature Controls

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has issued proposed rules under the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) for the Sanitary Transportation of Human and Animal Foods. In those rules, the FDA has specified a number of training courses that will be required when final rules are issued. TransCert and the Sanitary Cold Chain have developed a number of courses designed to fulfill required training and is now publishing this training to help carriers, drivers, shippers and receivers of perishable foods - foreign and domestic - to fulfill these training requirements early.

This driver and carrier for food carriers course lasts about 1.3 hours and consists of two short modules. It fulfills the FDA's FSMA requirements for food transportation focused on temperature controls during food transportation operations. The course is intended to provide a sound training platform covering issues that could impact perishable foods if temperature controls are not carefully monitored by shippers, carriers, drivers and receivers. A certificate is issued to each attendee. It is recommended that the certificates are filed as part of the documents required by the FDA during audits.