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Sanitary Food Transportation Act Could Shake Up Cold Chain Industry

Proposed regulations mandated by the Sanitary Food Transportation Act and the Food Safety Modernization Act hold powerful implications for the future of the cold chain industry. The business environment is shifting, and the proposed rule is just one piece of this changing landscape, as the industry experiences an overall increase in regulations, customer-required audits and augmented public pressure from food recalls.

The goal of the proposed rule on the sanitary transportation of human and animal food is to prevent practices that create food safety risks, such as failure to properly refrigerate food, inadequate cleaning of vehicles between loads and failure to properly protect food during transportation. According to FDA, the proposed regulations would help maintain the safety of both human and animal food during transportation by establishing criteria, conditions and practices, training and record keeping for the sanitary transportation of food. The proposed rule addresses the sanitary transportation of both human and animal food traveling via motor or rail vehicle by establishing criteria for the safe transportation of food.

Whether your business is focused on transportation, warehousing or logistics, or if you’re shipping, carrying or receiving food in the United States, you are likely to be impacted by this proposed rule.

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The goal of the proposed rule on the sanitary transportation of human and animal food is to prevent practices that create food safety risks, such as failure to properly refrigerate food, inadequate cleaning of vehicles between loads and failure to properly protect food during transportation. According to FDA, the proposed regulations would help maintain the safety of both human and animal food during transportation by establishing criteria, conditions and practices, training and record keeping for the sanitary transportation of food. The proposed rule addresses the sanitary transportation of both human and animal food traveling via motor or rail vehicle by establishing criteria for the safe transportation of food.

Whether your business is focused on transportation, warehousing or logistics, or if you’re shipping, carrying or receiving food in the United States, you are likely to be impacted by this proposed rule.

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