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Iron Apple Releases Trailer Sanitization & Wash Program Module To Certify Tanks And Trailers To Meet Food Safety Requirements

Iron Apple Releases A Trailer Sanitization & Wash Program Module To Certify Tanks And Trailers To Meet Food Safety Requirements Iron Apple has released a new food safety certification program module customized for shippers, carriers, and trailer washout facilities for food grade trailers washing facilities. The module includes web forms and meets all FSMA requirements and…

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September Edition: Iron Apple Releases New Certified Trailer Washout Module

Iron Apple has released a new program module customized for shippers, carriers and trailer washout facilities. The core of the program consists of web forms, standard operating procedures, assigned tasks, water testing requirements and checklists. Any carrier who has their own food grade washout facilities or stand-alone washing facility can implement this program to meet requirements set out by the shipper, FSMA and HACCP.

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July Edition: Prepare for Compliance Monitoring and Insurance with New FSMA Compliance Laws

The new FSMA Sanitary Transportation of Food (STF) Rule adds new areas of accountability and food safety responsibilities throughout the food supply chain, from shippers, brokers, to carriers, and warehouses. In addition, this new rule allows transfer of certain responsibilities between covered parties and therefore failing to keep FSMA in mind when negotiating agreements with shippers, brokers, and carriers could be a nightmare- from both a legal and insurability perspective.

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Eassons Transport Ltd. Using Iron Apple’s Food Safety Program to Ensure FSMA Compliance

  Eassons Transport Ltd. Using Iron Apple’s Food Safety Program to Ensure FSMA Compliance Eassons Transport Ltd., a Kentville-based company, has evolved from a two-truck operation predominantly transporting freight from within the Maritimes, to a company with up to 325 trucks on the road hauling primarily temperature controlled products. With the responsibility of transporting food…

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Congratulations to Seafood Express (PEI) Ltd. on their Iron Apple Food Safety Certification!

Iron Apple is pleased to confirm that Seafood Express (PEI) Ltd. has recently met the Iron Apple Certification Requirements for FSMA – Food Safety Transport Regulations. The new FMSA Regulations went into effective on April 6, 2017 and impact thousands of the food shippers, brokers, and carriers throughout United States and Canada.     Seafood Express…

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June Edition: Importance of Using Potable Water for Trailer Cleaning & Washouts for FSMA

It is essential to be pro-active and have appropriate procedures, documents and teams in place to help protect everyone- the public, the company and yourselves. The Park Doctrine is a legal standing, which basically states that the FDA in conjunction with the Department of Justice (DOJ) can legally hold Owners, CEOs, or Senior management of companies liable if they are aware of a Food Safety issue.

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Iron Apple International & UFSTP to Collaborate on FSMA Compliance Training and Solutions for Carriers & Brokers

Iron Apple International & UFSTP to Collaborate on FSMA Compliance Training and Solutions for Carriers & Brokers Firms to cooperate on and promote services to help carriers navigate the compliance and competitive challenges of the FDA food safety transportation rule BIRMINGHAM, ALABAMA AND HALIFAX, NOVA SCOTIA – TransComply, manager of the Uniform Food Safety Transportation…

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May Edition: Hidden Teeth Behind FSMA – Executives Risk Personal Liability for Compliance

It is essential to be pro-active and have appropriate procedures, documents and teams in place to help protect everyone- the public, the company and yourselves. The Park Doctrine is a legal standing, which basically states that the FDA in conjunction with the Department of Justice (DOJ) can legally hold Owners, CEOs, or Senior management of companies liable if they are aware of a Food Safety issue.

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Iron Apple Releases a Spanish Version of their Web Based Food Safety Training for Carriers

Iron Apple Releases a Spanish Version of their Web Based Food Safety Training for Carriers Record User Registration for the Iron Apple Training Platform and Certification in Advance of April 6, 2017 Deadline. With just over 45 working days remaining until enforcement begins for one of FSMA’s rules to begin (Sanitary Transportation of Human and…

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RECORD NEW REGISTRANTS TO TRUCKING FOOD SAFETY TRAINING PROGRAM

RECORD NEW REGISTRANTS TO TRUCKING FOOD SAFETY TRAINING PROGRAM Carriers Get Ready For FSMA Enforcement Deadline With Iron Apple’s Program Dartmouth, Nova Scotia: With less than 90 working days before the FSMA / STF enforcement date of April 7, 2017, Iron Apple has experienced record registration for their industry leading web-based training in the last…

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Iron Apple Featured in Halifax Chronicle Herald – NowNS Section

Food Safety Change a Big Business Opportunity (Article from Chronicle Herald Halifax (Source: http://thechronicleherald.ca/novascotia/1372104-nowns-food-safety-changes-a-big-business-opportunity – LAURA WHITMAN Published June 13, 2016) . Five years ago, U.S. President Barack Obama signed into law the most sweeping reform of food safety in more than 70 years. It’s called the Food Safety Modernization Act — and unless you work in…

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FDA Recognizes Canada as Having a Comparable Food Safety System to the U.S.

FDA Recognizes Canada as Having a Comparable Food Safety System to the U.S. Release by FDA on May 4, 2016 The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) signed an arrangement with the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) and the Department of Health Canada (Health Canada) recognizing each other’s food safety systems as comparable to each other. The…

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Lindsay Glass, Former CFIA Food Processing Inspector and Listeria Specialist, Joins the Iron Apple Team!

Lindsay Glass, a Former CFIA Food Processing Inspector and Listeria Specialist, Joins the Iron Apple Team! We are very pleased to welcome Lindsay Glass to the Iron Apple Team.  Lindsay will be lending her skills and hands-on experience from the food safety industry, from a regulatory perspective, by being part of our in-house food safety experts team.  Lindsay will…

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Movement on the Safe Food for Canadians Act & Regulations

Safe Food for Canadians Regulations (SFCR) CFIA – Updated April 1, 2016 Title or Working Title of the Regulatory Initiative Safe Food for Canadians Regulations Description of the Objective The proposed SFCR would replace the current regulations made under the Canada Agricultural Products Act, the Fish Inspection Act, the Meat Inspection Act, and the food-related…

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February Release of Features and Updates for Your Trucking Food Safety Program, Now Live!

The team here at Iron Apple are working hard to continuously improve your digital food safety solution, enhancing functionality to improve usability and adding new features to save you time! Here is a list of the newest updates released in February 2016. Local Scripts This update will allow the use of code libraries, used within…

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SAI GLOBAL AND IRON APPLE PARTNER TO IMPROVE FOOD SAFETY

Offering the first and only Preventive Control Plan to meet new food safety transportation regulations Iron Apple International has partnered with SAI Global to offer the first and only Preventive Control Plan to meet new food safety transportation regulations. This new software and certification service simplifies compliance with new Canadian and US federal regulations which…

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Compliance Dates Simplified – Based on Commodity & The Trucking Industry

COMPLIANCE DATES – SIMPLIFIED BASED ON COMMODITY & THE TRUCKING INDUSTRY   United States Canada Commodity: Effective Date: Compliance Date: Effective Date: Compliance Date: Liquid Bulk Non Dairy March 31, 2016 March 31, 2017 June 2016 June 2017 Liquid Bulk Dairy March 31, 2016 March 31, 2017 June 2016 June 2017 Dry Bulk March 31,…

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TFSP – Updates: User Access Levels Upgraded, Completed Documents, Dashboard Improvements and More!

User Access Levels A new level of access has been added, you can now create new ‘Admin’ level accounts for your company. Similar to the existing Company Administrator accounts, the only restriction is that they are unable to manage other admin accounts. However, the admin accounts are considered employees and can be assigned to roles within…

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CTA Announces Partnership for Iron Apple TFSP as a Solution for New Food Safety Regulations

New Food Safety Regulations Take Effect April 2016 The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) and US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) are introducing new regulations, effective April 1, 2016, for the processing, storage, shipping, and transport of food products within North America. Although these regulations do not impact trucking directly, carriers’ customers will likely expect…

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TFSP – Updates: Navigation Improvements, Change Log Updates, Performance Enhancements, Bug Fixes and More!

Navigation The main navigation area has had a few improvements to the icons and menu items. The addition of an Activity option being the most obvious. The final component of the Activities section will be roll-out before January of 2016. The Change Log option has been moved to the programs page to be more easily accessed.…

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Iron Apple will be attending the 2015 OTA Executive Convention at the Ritz Carlton in Toronto

The 89th Annual OTA Executive Conference Think last year’s executive conference was a huge hit? Wait until you see what we have on tap this year! Our outstanding agenda and lineup of speakers will surely invigorate, motivate and educate. We build on the successful theme of first-class networking, education and the always entertaining awards dinner…

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CFIA Prosecution Bulletin

CFIA – Prosecution Bulletin Website The Canadian Food Inspection Agency is responsible for enforcing a number of Acts of Parliament in order to deliver inspection and related services for consumers and industry that contribute to food safety, animal health and plant protection. As part of its ongoing effort to increase awareness of CFIA‘s role in…

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CFIA Food Recall Warnings

CFIA – Food Recall Warnings Website The CFIA classifies recalls based on the level of health risk associated with the food product being recalled. For information on recalls and recall levels, please consult the Food Recall Fact Sheet. The following is a list of recent public advisories for high-risk food recalls. The CFIA issues public advisories…

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Refrigerated fleets need to prepare in advance for the FDA’s comprehensive food transport requirements

NEW RULES covering food transportation and distribution will begin to take effect starting in June. However, there is growing concern that many food transporters are completely unprepared to deal with these new rules. The lack of preparedness was a key point addressed during a panel discussion that took place March 26 during the 2015 Mid-America…

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SanStone Investments Acquires Software Company, Kasar International

SanStone Investments based in Halifax, Nova Scotia has acquired Kasar International, a rapidly growing food safety software company based in Pictou, Nova Scotia. Brad MacCallum founded Kasar in 1998 by developing leading edge food safety software programs for; food processors, logistics, trucking, and HACCP-based programs for distribution centers. Kasar recently introduced the exclusive Trucking Food…

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Iron Apple Joins ATA (American Trucking Associations) Allied Membership

  Since 1933, American Trucking Associations has been the leading advocate for the trucking industry. Through a strong federation of state associations, affiliated conferences and individual members, ATA is committed to developing and advocating innovative, research-based policies that promote highway safety, security, environmental sustainability and profitability. ATA’s professional staff works to educate policymakers and the…

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U.S. FDA’s Food Safety Modernization Act – How does it affect your business? [YouTube Video]

Streamed live on Feb 20, 2015 The U.S. Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) represents a major reform of the food safety regulations in the United States of America (USA). What are the new regulatory requirements under FSMA? How is your organization affected by these regulations? This webinar uncovers requirements under the new regulations and shares…

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