Smart Solutions / Blog / February 2014

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Articles From February 2014

February 17, 2014

On January 31, 2014 the FDA proposed a new food safety rule as a part of the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) that aims to prevent contamination during transport by establishing requirements for sanitary transportation practices. This rule would apply to shippers, receivers and carriers who transport food by motor or rail vehicles.

What does this mean for shippers and transporters? Some key aspects of the rule would require shippers to inspect vehicles prior to loading food not completely enclosed by containers (such as fresh produce) and would require time/temperate controls for temperature sensitive foods such as meat, poultry and seafood.