The Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) Sanitary Transportation of Human and Animal Food (STF) rule went into effect in June 2016 as part of the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA).
FDA’s STF rule places significant new mandates on shippers and food processors to satisfy comprehensive new standards relating to the transportation of food products. The final rule will require those who transport food to use sanitary transportation practices to ensure the safety of food to include training, records keeping, conditions and practices for transporting food in sanitary condition.
On Monday, January 9, 2017 at the Northwest Food & Beverage World show in Portland, Oregon, GCCA members Don Durm (PLM Trailer Leasing) and Leonard Rodowick (Thermo King Corporation) will discuss how the upcoming FSMA regulations will impact refrigerated fleets and what should be done in preparation to ensure compliance in this new regulatory environment. Learn more about the session and GCCA’s participation at the show.
Their session will utilize the Refrigerated Transportation Best Practices Guide, published earlier this year by the International Refrigerated Transportation Association (IRTA), a Core Partner GCCA. The guide was designed to help key industry stakeholders stay in compliance with the rule. It contains an overview, compliance summary and matrix. These tools have been developed primarily for refrigerated carriers utilizing truck, trailer and multi-temperature means of transporting food.