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Decoding FSMA & Sanitary Transport Rule:
Learn With Lindsay!
We asked Lindsay to explain to us, in real language, what this rule from FSMA actually means to businesses like yours:
If we get on board with a food safety program now, will we meet the new FSMA requirements by the April 6th deadline? We don’t want to lose any more customers but we don’t know where to start.
So what does this mean for your business? Let’s ask the expert.
- First is training. If your shipper has agreed that your company as a carrier is responsible for the sanitary transport of loads, then all carrier personnel need to be trained in sanitary transportation practices. All of this training must be documented.
- Secondly, transportation companies need to have a Food Safety Program that addresses transportation equipment. For example, sanitation and preventative maintenance procedures and records addresses transportation operations, including temperature monitoring, loading/unloading procedures and any other procedures during the transport of food.
Lindsay holds a BSc in Applied Nutrition, with a concentration in Food Science, an former Food Processing Inspector for the CFIA (Canadian Food Inspection Agency). She has a strong knowledge of Inspection Acts & Regulations, FSEP (Food Safety Enhancement Program) and HACCP (Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Points) System; 6 years’ experience as a CFIA Food Processing Inspector.
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Food Safety Q & A for Carriers:
Commonly Asked Questions
“Look, I get that new regulations are coming but it just doesn’t matter. No one is going to enforce all these changes, so I’m not going to waste my time or money on it. “
We get where you’re coming from on this one. Historically, there has been lack of enforcement with some of the regulatory changes. This time is different though. The FDA has put a significant amount of money and resources into this program, and they have every intention of enforcing it. If you choose to ignore these rules, your company will become susceptible to fines through DOT and FDA inspections.
The FDA is actually increasing their staff to accommodate this. Because the responsibility will rest on the shipper to ensure their carriers are compliant, you could damage your supplier relationships by ignoring these regulations. As well, enforcement will be managed by both shippers and governing bodies for the very first time. We hate to be the bearers of bad news, but this time it really does matter.
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Transportation Food Safety News:
In Case You Missed It…
- It begins: Shippers adding new FDA safety rules to carrier contracts –Read full article here.
- Iron Apple Food Safety Training Program for Carriers Continues to Grow! Read more.
- A New Era of Food Safety Regulation Begins. Read full article here.
- Biggest criminal fine ever in food safety case; zip for restitution. Read full article here.
- Iron Apple Software Update – New Implementation Guide, Simplifying the Setup Steps. Read more here.
- Less Than 65 Working Days Remaining Until Enforcement of the FSMA Sanitary Transport Rule. Read more on rule here.