The days for spinning wheels are over. The time for full speed ahead with transportation food safety compliance is now.
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As we go to press, businesses that are not defined by FDA as small or are not otherwise exempt must now be in gear with the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) Final Rule on Sanitary Transportation of Human and Animal Food, effective April 5, 2017.
The FDA defines as “small” shippers and/or receivers employing fewer than 500 persons and motor carriers having less than $27.5 million in annual receipts. These entities are scheduled for FSMA compliance by April 5, 2018.
Simply stated, the final FSMA Sanitary Transportation rule, proposed in January 2014 and issued April 5, 2016, requires those who transport perishable food, be it by motor or rail, land or sea, to use sanitary practices to ensure the food’s safety.| | | Next → | Single Page
About Linda L. Leake, MS
Linda L. Leake, doing business as Food Safety Ink, is a food safety consultant, registered SQF contract auditor, and award-winning freelance journalist based in Wilmington, N.C. Specializing in agriculture, food, food safety, and travel, her articles have appeared in some 89 print and online publications. Along with garnering awards for her articles and photographs, she holds the prestigious Master Writer status with American Agricultural Editors’ Association. Majoring in Dairy Science, she completed a BS in Agriculture at the University of Wisconsin and an MS in Food Safety at Michigan State University. She’s an active member of IAFP, Toxicologists Without Borders, Inc., and the National Dairy Shrine. She’s currently enrolled in the International Development Doctoral Program at the University of Southern Mississippi Gulf Coast. Reach her at Llleake@aol.com.