Food Safety Modernization Act Resources

The U.S. FDA Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) and Sanitary Transportation of Human and Amimal Food (STF) rule continue to have a major impact on the cold chain industry by requiring those who transport food to use sanitary transportation practices to ensure the safety of food. GCCA has developed a number of articles, white papers, and other resources to help the industry learn about FSMA and STF.

Resource Guides, Programs 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.

Certified Cold Carrier program

No matter where you are on the globe, aligning your company with the U.S. Food Safety  Modernization Act (FSMA) best practices is accomplished with this GCCA program designed to recognize carrier organizations for their  commitment to sanitary and safe transportation of perishable products.

Driver Training for Sanitary Transportation of Food (STF) Compliance

The International Refrigerated Transportation Association (IRTA), a core partner of the Global Cold Chain Alliance (GCCA), has developed a training program for drivers to become compliant with the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Sanitary Transportation of Food (STF) rule. This training program meets regulatory requirements for driver training. 

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*


FDA Moves Forward with Implementation of the Sanitary Transportation of Food Rule

This article was originally published in the July-August 2017 issue of COLD FACTS Magazine.

IRTA Develops Best Practices Guide, Summary, and Compliance Matrix

This article was originally published in the November-December 2016 issue of COLD FACTS magazine.

FDA Finalizes Sanitary Transportation of Food Rule 

This article was originally published in the July-August 2016 issue of COLD FACTS magazine.

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. This article was originally published in the May-June 2015 issue of COLD FACTS magazine.

FDA Releases Final Rule On Preventative Controls 
Sweeping regulation includes several beneficial provisions sought by GCCA.

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.

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