“If Your Freight Is Food”: Attend this webinar

Fleet Owner magazine is conducting a free webinar entitled “If Your Freight Is Food . . . Nine Things You Need to Know About the New Rules for Transporting Food.”

This webinar will be held Thursday, August 11, 2016, at 2 pm Eastern time/11 am Pacific.

Register here to attend this online session.

The rules of the game changed this spring for carriers, shippers, and receivers involved in transportation of food. It happened with the publication of the final US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) rule on Sanitary Transportation of Human and Animal Food, which establishes requirements for transportation equipment, operations, and the training and certification of carrier personnel.

Even fleets that have always done “everything right” will discover that what now equals “doing it right” is more complex than it was before. If you are involved in the transportation of food, you should not miss this free webinar.

Renowned national expert on the new regulation and on food transportation safety, Dr John Ryan, president of SanitaryColdChain.com, will cover the new FDA regulation from scope and applicability, to equipment and cargo monitoring requirements, reporting, training, and (the few) compliance waivers.

The SanitaryColdChain.com website also provides compliance training for the new regulations. On the site, Sanitary Cold Chain explains the requirements and details its offerings:

The Sanitary Cold Chain system is designed to help your farm, distribution, processing, packing, retail, or restaurant operation establish new compliance logistics controls for sanitation, temperature and traceability for food-carrying trucks and trailers, rail cars, and transportation equipment. The new FSMA rules will apply to carriers, shippers, and receivers involved in perishable food transportation. Logistics requirements for all shipments of perishable foods by dairy, meat, poultry, eggs, fish, and other products shipped as imports, intrastate or interstate are impacted.

The new FDA FSMA (Food Safety Modernization Act)  rules on the sanitary transportation of human and animal foods cover trucks, trailers, rail cars, imported foods, food operations and food transportation equipment for perishables not completely enclosed by a container.  Compliance requires that valid preventive controls must be established and implemented to prove that your operations meet FSMA rules requirements.

The Sanitary Cold Chain provides the assessment, training, audits, and certification to avoid prosecution and to meet the new rules.

To learn more about this training, access the website or email [email protected]

During the Fleet Owner webinar, Brett Mowers, transportation manager for River Valley Foods, will bring an insider’s look at compliance and best practices at this highly regarded food supply and delivery company.

Requirements for the “If Your Freight Is Food” webinar include an Internet connection, as well as computer audio capabilities.

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