Tool helps evaluate FSMA compliance

American Trucking Associations’ Agricultural and Food Transporters Conference (AFTC), along with the American Frozen Food Institute, has launched a new online self-assessment tool to help motor carriers evaluate their processes and procedures for complying with the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA).

“The changing regulatory environment can be a challenge for motor carriers,” said Jon Samson, AFTC executive director. “This tool can help fleets ensure they are complying with these rules related to the transportation of food.”

Generating a detailed readiness report, the tool indicates where action may be needed by food shippers, carriers, receivers and loaders to ensure their compliance with FSMA implementation. Furthermore, upon completion of the self-assessment, a listing of food safety, transportation and logistics-related service providers is generated, offering various entities in the food supply chain with solutions in each of these operational areas.

The tool, designed in partnership with Seneca Corporation, is available to purchase for $199 to ATA members and $495 for non-members. It can be purchased here.

Founded in 1995, the AFTC has a mission to increase safety, security, profitability and efficiency of transporters of agricultural commodities, food, forest products and natural resources; and to serve as advocate for its members within the ATA and in government, other organizations and the public. AFTC works to ensure that its members operate in a strong and profitable business environment by helping shape legislation and regulations that impact the agricultural and food transportation industries.

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