HOW BUSINESSES HAVE BEEN IMPACTED SINCE THE SANITARY TRANSPORTATION OF HUMAN AND ANIMAL FOOD ACT CAME INTO EFFECT
By Bridgette M. Blitch, Esq.
Since the Sanitary Transportation of Human and Animal Food Act went into effect last year (the “Act”), shippers, loaders, receivers, and carriers have worked steadily to keep perishable foods safe in transit. The Act, as we know, outlines specific responsibilities to each party subject to the Act.
Among other things, Shippers must specify to carriers in writing all necessary sanitary specifications for the carrier’s vehicle and transportation equipment. Shippers must also develop and implement written procedures to ensure that vehicles and equipment used in its transportation operations are in “appropriate sanitary condition for the transportation of food.”
Before loading food that requires temperature controls for safety, Loaders must verify that each mechanically refrigerated cold storage compartment or container has been pre-cooled (if necessary) and prepared for the transport of food. Prior to loading, the loader must also ensure that the vehicle and equipment is in appropriate sanitary condition for the transport of food.
Receivers, upon receipt of food that requires temperature control for safety, must ensure that the food was not subjected to significant temperature abuse during transport.
Carriers must ensure that vehicles and transportation equipment are “appropriate to prevent food from becoming unsafe during the transportation operation.” Carriers must also be able to offer specific information to shippers to confirm the safe transport of food (such as temperature control during transport). Carriers must develop and implement written procedures as to the carrier’s safe practices regarding the transportation of food (such as the cleaning and sanitizing of vehicles and equipment).
 Bridgette Blitch is a partner at Taylor & Associates, Attorneys at Law, PL. where she regularly counsels motor carriers (property and passengers carriers), brokers, shippers, warehouses, and insurance providers in matters related to the execution of transportation contracts, regulatory compliance issues, corporate structuring issues, management-side employment law, coverage issues and insurance defense.
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