Collection of the most common FSMA and Sanitary Transportation questions we are hearing from the industry. Our food safety expert, Lindsay Glass, will be providing detailed responses and will also be available to field your questions. Check back frequently as we will update this on a regular basis.
Congratulations to Challenger – Elgin Motor Freight on their FSMA, HACCP & Preventive Controls Certification
Challenger – Elgin Motor Freight Receives Iron Apple Food Safety Certification Meeting FSMA, HACCP & Preventive Controls Compliance Iron Apple is pleased to announce that Challenger – Elgin Motor Freight has successfully implemented the Iron Apple Food Safety Compliance Program, giving them an approved Food Safety Preventive Controls Plan (PCP) that includes all requirements for…
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.
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