The U.S. FDA Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) was signed into law by President Obama on January 4, 2011. It aims to ensure the U.S. food supply is safe by shifting the focus of federal regulators from responding to contamination to preventing it.
The FDA’s Sanitary Transportation of Human and Animal Food (STF) proposed rule would require those who transport food to use sanitary transportation practices to ensure the safety of food.
FSMA and STF continue to have a major impact on the cold chain industry. Over the past two years, the Global Cold Chain Alliance has developed a number of articles, white papers, and other resources to help the industry learn about FSMA and STF.
Latest News and Updates
Resource Guides and White Papers
- Refrigerated Transportation Best Practices Guide – The Refrigerated Transportation Best Practices Guide assists shippers in understanding and preparing qualified – and attainable – food safety plans and transportation requirements, and offering carriers, loaders and receivers a clearer understanding of expected practices so that they can be prepared to deliver.
- 13 Key Elements of FSMA: Sanitary Food Transportation Act – Read about the key elements that are likely to be in play during the rule-making process for STF.*
- Food Safety Modernization Act Compliance Guide – A guide to help cold storage operators understand major FSMA requirements.*
COLD FACTS Magazine Articles*
- Preparing for FDA’s Sanitary Transportation Of Food Regulations – The International Refrigerated Transportation Association is developing best practices to help with FDA’s Sanitary Transportation Of Food Regulations.
- FDA Releases Final Rule On Preventative Controls – Sweeping regulation includes several beneficial provisions sought by GCCA.
- GCCA Comments on Sanitary Transportation of Food Rule – GCCA asks for clarification on responsibility for product, temperature, sanitation and other issues.
- FSMA: More Questions than Answers – Cold chain transportation executives weigh in on concerns about the Food Safety Modernization Act.
- Refrigerated Transportation and FSMA – Learn why more loads are being rejected for minor temperature fluctuations. Featured speakers include Lakeside Foods QA Manager, Buddy Yantz and Corey Rosenbusch, President and CEO of the Global Cold Chain Alliance. Original Air Date: November 11, 2014
- Transportation Perspective on FSMA – Join transportation expert Dr. Patrick Brecht and GCCA’s Vice President of Government and Legal Affairs, Lowell Randel as they explore the STF. Original Air Date: Thursday, April 10, 2014
- Warehouse Perspective on FSMA – Join GCCA Vice President of Government and Legal Affairs Lowell Randel for this webinar to learn how FSMA may impact your warehouse business. Original Air Date: Wednesday, May 21, 2014.