FDA Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) Sanitary Transportation
in Human and Animal Foods
Responsibilities, Potential Food Safety Problems, Sanitary Transportation Practices
Session 1 (12:00 PM EST to 1:30 PM EST)
Half an hour break
Session 2 (2:00 PM EST-400 PM EST)
The final rules on the Sanitary Transportation of Human and Animal Foods establish training requirements for all carrier personnel engaged in food transportation operations. Training certificates are required for these topics:
This training is REQUIRED for all personnel engaged in transportation operations upon hiring and as needed thereafter.
The full FDA FSMA compliance date for all impacted shippers, carriers and receivers of human and animal foods is April 6, 2018. All training, food safety transportation plans and system improvements must be completed by that date.
Over 64,000 U.S. companies are impacted by the requirements established by the 2011 passage of this FSMA rule. The last major set of rules requiring full compliance for large and small companies was published in April 2016. These rules established April 2018 as the final date for full legal compliance for all carriers by road or rail. To date, thousands of U.S. carriers have not yet provided training for loaders, unloaders, drivers and all personnel involved in food transportation.
This 3.5 hour boot camp will provide you with a training certificate and an outline of what you must do to be in compliance with the law. While training sets the stage, you must have a documented system in place to prove you are adequately protecting transported food from sanitation and temperature problems.
In addition to training, the rules require substantial improvement to procedures and processes involving sanitation and temperature controls designed to prevent adulteration of human and animal foods during transportation processes. Substantial written agreements between shippers and carriers must also be established and new documentation systems must be in place to provide evidence of rule compliance.
The shortage of support infrastructure involving container and trailer sanitation and the lack of specification by shippers and carriers regarding adequate sanitation procedures is causing many companies to ignore rule compliance. These topics will be covered in the webinar.
The FDA defines a carrier as a “person who owns, leases, or is otherwise ultimately responsible for the use of a motor vehicle or rail vehicle to transport food. The carrier is responsible for all functions assigned to a carrier in this subpart even if they are performed by other persons, such as a driver that is employed or contracted by a trucking firm. A carrier may also be a receiver or a shipper if the person also performs the functions of those respective persons as defined in this subpart.”
The new law was published on April 6, 1016, which mean there is little time left for perishable food carrier operations to develop and implement risk reducing preventive food handling, load and un-load, as well as make distribution and transportation process improvements.
What carriers are exempt from these training requirements?
Course 1: Responsibilities of the Carrier Under the Final Rules (1 hour)
Session 1 covers the Final Rules on the Sanitary Transportation of Human and Animal Foods (now law) as published by the Food and Drug Administration under the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA).
Course 2: Awareness of Potential Food Safety Problems That May Occur During Transportation
This session covers bacteria, chemical and physical hazards, preventive control of hazards that can impact food during food load, unload and transportation operations; prevention versus corrective action, misuse of disinfectants and sanitizers, not cleaning bins, trays, pallets and other tools and equipment used in carrier operations, cross contamination, employee personnel hygiene, temperature variation; vehicle, container and trailer traceability and reporting systems, reefer failures, lack of container maintenance, improper or missing container security systems, accidents, recalls
Course 3: Basic Sanitary Transportation Practices to Address Food Transportation Sanitation Problems
Course includes contracts of carriage and agreements; system assessment strategy; flowcharting your operations, establishing critical parameters and measurement; standards for management, validation of preventive controls, sanitation, temperature monitoring and container (vehicles, trailers and shipping containers), traceability and training; procedures, record keeping and retention; audit and certification, training, wash, ATP and bacteria testing, inspection and re-inspection requirements, calibration, MSDS, statistical analysis and records retention.
Course 4: What your company Must do to fully comply
This brief session outlines the steps your company must have in place in addition to proof of training. Discussion of your written and approved plan, procedures, contractual agreements, in-transit issues, ground operations and other topics to move your folks from training into operationalization.
Who must attend all these courses?
Join this session by expert speaker Dr. John M. Ryan and the Sanitary Cold Chain to get the information and knowledge to comply with FSMA sanitary food transportation law, fulfill carrier training requirements and upgrade your food transportation system. Get armed with the knowledge needed to build a basic plan and learn the difference between preventive and corrective actions.
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