While the FDA Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) rules for the sanitary transportation of human and animal foods require training for rail and road carrier transportation personnel, training is only the tip of the iceberg and does not certify carriers or shippers in food safety.
The company’s responsibility under FSMA is to assure that there are transportation standards established, a plan is in place to document and meet the plan, the plan is verified, and there is some proof that the sanitation and temperature controls in place work to eliminate bacterial, chemical and physical contaminants in order to prevent food from becoming adulterated during transportation processes. For most companies, the deadline for plan development and implementation has passed.
The deadlines for large company full compliance to the sanitary transportation rules has passed and April 6, 2018 is the final deadline for all “small” carriers of “food not completely enclosed by a container”.
Carrier training is not the only requirement for compliance with these rules.
Most companies are without the guidance or information needed to get them on track to become certified and fully documented in order to prove compliance. Shippers and carriers must establish, agree on, implement and document adherence to standards that comply with the FDA’s sanitary transportation rules.
This webinar will cover food safety standards designed specifically for the perishable food transportation part of any company’s overall food safety plan. The standards were developed to fit neatly into most company’s food safety systems, are easy to understand and include a preventive component designed to answer the most critical FDA auditor question “How do you know your procedures work?”
Dr. John Ryan is a certified Preventive Controls Qualified Individual (PQCI) specializing in food safety process control and food safety plan validation. He holds a Ph.D. in research and statistical methods and has extensive international manufacturing quality and operations experience in large and small manufacturing operations and he is a retired Hawaii State Department of Agriculture Quality Assurance Division administrator. He currently operates two business divisions focused on food safety system validation and transportation controls. He has previously published books entitled “Food Fraud”, “Guide to Food Safety and Quality During Transportation 2nd edition”, “Validating Preventive Food Safety and Quality Controls, and “Teams and Teamwork”. All are available on Amazon or Barnes & Noble.View all trainings by this speaker