The fact that between five and eight percent of current recall and shipment rejection issues happen within the cold chain food transportation sector, resulting in fairly high, but preventable financial loss is an indication of how much scope is there to contain seepage in the food and transportation industries.
Is this happening because of lack of regulation? No. Rather, it is the lack of proper understanding of these regulations that is at the root of the problem relating to food pilferage. There is no dearth of laws. For instance, there are the Food Safety Modernization Act and the Rules on the Sanitary Transportation of Human and Animal Foods.
In addition, for reference, there is also the “guidance” which the FDA previously published, which now has the power of law, being legally enforceable by many government agencies. Complying with these guidances and laws is the way forward for the food and transportation industries. All that is needed is to change mindsets, practices and operations. Inculcating this takes time, and comes about with proper professional training.
Ways of implementing the guidances and rules
This is what Compliance4All, a leading provider of professional trainings for all the areas of regulatory compliance, will be imparting at a webinar. John Ryan, a Quality Systems professional who has worked for over three decades in a variety of industries globally and owns Ryan Systems, will be the speaker at this webinar. To enroll for this webinar, please visit http://www.compliance4all.com/control/w_product/~product_id=500995
This FDA recommended carrier food safety training course will highlight the problems that may take place in the process of food transportation. John will teach how to implement sound sanitation, temperature monitoring and quality controls, which can go a long way in preventing adulteration during loading, unloading and in-transit operations.
Plenty to learn from
This course will benefit professionals across the food and food transportation industries, such as Directors and Managers in Food Safety and Quality Personnel, food safety audit teams, perishables logistics personnel, compliance officers, food company CEO’s, drivers of food carrying trucks, and food load and unload personnel in a number of ways and help them save avoidable expenses by implementing checks and controls along the food transportation chain.
The following areas will be covered at this webinar:
o FDA Sanitary and Temperature Controlled FSMA Rules
o Definitions: Carrier, Container, Tools and Equipment
o Preventive Controls Subpart G: Receiver Liability for Carrier nonconformance
o Prevention versus Corrective Action
o GAP Analysis
o Pallet versus Case versus Container Temperatures
o Temperature Measurement Technologies
o Pallet Types
o Sanitation Testing