"In April, 2016 the Food and Drug Administration (FDA)
published its final rule for the Sanitary Transportation of Human and Animal Food (STF).
The rule, which became effective on June 6, 2016, established requirements for shippers, loaders, carriers and receivers by motor or rail vehicle involved in transporting human and animal food to use documented Sanitary Transportation practices to ensure the safety of food in their custody within the food chain...
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Understanding The Law
With kind permission from Dr. Patrick E Brecht, PhD; and P.E.B. Commodities, Inc.
Brecht, P.E., D. Durm and L. Rodowick. 2016. Refrigerated Transportation Best Practices Guide. Published by International Refrigerated Transportation Association.
Brecht, P.E., D. Durm and L. Rodowick. 2016. Summary & User Guide: FDA’s Sanitary Transportation of Food Final Rule Advancing the Sanitary Transportation of Human and Animal Food. Published by International Refrigerated Transportation Association
Brecht, P.E., D. Durm and L. Rodowick. 2016. Sanitary Transportation of Food Compliance Matrix. Published by International Refrigerated Transportation Association.
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Bill Marler - "I would be remiss if I didn't mention one final reason why the CEO and boards need to pay attention to FSMA. That would be these two words:
Consider the Following
Microbial contamination is the biggest reason for US food recalls and the single most costly aspect of the recall event. Once a food is deemed adulterated it must be destroyed. With over 47% of recalls being a direct result of microbial contamination, the use of a dry-clean sanitation program for transportation will contribute to the overall health of fresh produce while in transit. Confirmation that each load arriving dockside has been shipped in a properly sanitized container will make the process of load acceptance easier and life cycle tracking from field to fork more transparent.
With sanitizers custom formulated for food borne pathogens and STS's patent pending SprayRail application process, food safety challenges caused by microbial contamination are mitigated while food is in the transport phase of the cold chain