Whenever food, either in raw form or after being cooked, is transported, it carries the risk of contamination. Since the food that is being transported is so vulnerable, care has to be taken at just about every possible point in order to prevent disease from originating and spreading from the sources of food transporation. Standard procedures for washing and sanitizing the containers, in which food is transported need to be established, managed and maintained.
This is critical for organizations that are involved in transporting food from one place to another, no matter what their size and the distance their food travels. Various liability laws target the food carrier directly and places it directly in the path of food safety and quality requirements that are in place throughout the food industry. If suppliers, customers and the general public are to be protected from contamination, it is absolutely essential to establish good preventive sanitation practices.
Laws of the future
How do food transporters do this? How do they prevent food from being contaminated, and what kind of safety measures do they need to take towards ensuring this? Although the food industry is not fully equipped to deal with this issue at this point in time; a few new regulations that are in the pipeline, when legislated, are expected to usher in major changes to the way food is transported. For instance, the upcoming laws are expected to equip customers with the right to refuse to do business with suppliers who are not in compliance with sanitation requirements.
This and related topics will be the subject of a highly informative learning session from Compliance4All, a leading provider of professional trainings for all the areas of regulatory compliance. This webinar can be enrolled for by visiting http://www.compliance4all.com/control/w_product/~product_id=500994
Helping food carriers establish their own safety procedures
The speaker at this webinar is John Ryan, a Quality Systems professional who has worked for over three decades in a variety of industries globally. Currently the owner of Ryan Systems; Ryan will include all the issues concerning standards, controls, practices, forms and documents to help companies quickly establish their own procedures that are in line with upcoming FDA Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) rules in this session.
John will take up for discussion both short (harvest to packing house) and longer (harvest to retail) types of transportation and includes sanitation practices for devices commonly used to move food from one place to another: Trucks, trailers, shipping containers, pallets, bins, trays, etc.