Food Safety Solutions for Carriers, Brokers & Shippers | APRIL 2017
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Decoding FSMA & Food Transport Compliance:
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FSMA SANITARY RULE REQUIREMENT:
> Is it necessary to have our washout facilities test and prove the water being used to clean trailers meets standard potable water requirements?
RESPONSE FROM LINDSAY:
> When implementing a HACCP program, facilities need to develop and implement prerequisite programs to assist in controlling the chances of introducing food safety hazards to food products through the work environment and/or operational practices.
If a carrier is using a third party wash out facility to clean their trailer while on the road, the same sanitation standards apply. Therefore, third-party wash out facilities should be able to prove to their customers they are using clean, potable water to clean trailers carrying food.
Testing microbiological guidelines in the potable water standard is not a significant financial burden as each trucking facility and wash out facility would only need to test their wash water on a yearly basis (bi-annually if on a well). We actually see it as more of a burden if companies choose to ignore these factors- with sanitation now being required to have documentation, if problems were to arise, the FDA could potentially trace it back to the wash out and examine the procedures and products used.
Food Safety Training & Implementation Manager at Iron Apple International
In her previous role, Lindsay spent 6 years as a 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) Systems.
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Iron Apple & 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 Protocol (UFSTP) program, and Iron Apple, a leading supplier of food safety compliance solutions for food transport, have agreed to cooperate to provide compliance training and solutions that help motor carriers and brokers comply with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Sanitary Transportation of Human and Animal Food (STF) rule and promote that compliance to the shipping community. Many shippers and brokers are insisting that all carriers regardless of size provide evidence that they comply with the minimum standards.
Under the companies’ agreement, TransComply and Iron Apple will consult on the development of complementary services to carriers and brokers that transport perishable food regulated by FSMA. In addition, the UFSTP program will inform program applicants and prospects regarding Iron Apple’s solutions to help carriers comply with the various requirements of the FDA rule related to training; record keeping; equipment and operational management; trailer cleanliness; and temperature control. Iron Apple also offers a third-party verification and audit solution for carriers.
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