Standardizing Transportation Procedures is Necessary to Control Food Safety and Quality

Building a standardized sanitary transportation system in compliance with the FSMA’s new Proposed Rules for the sanitary transportation of human and animal foods is included in the FDA’s FSMA hazard analysis risk-based preventive controls requirements for improved food safety during transportation processes. For this reason, food transporters need to have a clear understanding of these rules. The consequence of the inability to establish and keep required documentation is predictable: It makes food transporters liable to heavy fines and business closures.

This is why for any company that transports food or causes food to be transported, preventing food adulteration and preserving food quality by standardizing and controlling transportation processes is critical. Every company must have a consistent ability to meet customer and legal food safety transportation compliance requirements. Activities such as food container tracking, sanitation, temperature and humidity control and record keeping are becoming supply chain issues requiring increased scrutiny and attention across all company locations.

Learn how to do it

How a food transporting company can develop a general plan and procedures to standardize and control food quality and safety transportation processes so that it stays compliant with the regulations and escapes penalties will be the learning from a webinar that Compliance4All, a leading provider of professional trainings for all areas of regulatory compliance, will be organizing. At this webinar, the highly renowned Quality Systems professional, John Ryan, who has worked for over three decades in a variety of industries globally and owns Ryan Systems, will be the speaker. To derive the benefits of this highly educative course, just visit http://www.compliance4all.com/control/w_product/~product_id=500997 to register.

For food shippers, carriers and receivers, as well as for buyers, the journey in establishing the required supply chain controls begins with where to start and ends with meeting compliance requirements. In the end stage, compliance demonstrates and establishes a basis for meeting newly evolving requirements relating to FSMA food safety during transportation.

Standardization and measurement of processes

John will offer a clear understanding of how measurement of food transportation processes can provide important management information that helps control potential harm such as shelf life loss, food recalls, human illness and death. He will touch upon issues in food transportation like case, pallet and container technologies and system designs, and also explain Return on Investment (ROI) techniques along with actual data from a variety of shipments to show how a lack of management and control can cost more than the sanitation and traceability technologies would.

Another aspect of this course is that the speaker will review an understanding of suggested management, sanitation, temperature monitoring/traceability, hazard analysis, and training standards, which will help participants develop relatively simple procedures that are referred to in the shipper’s contract of carriage.

Attendees of this webinar will be able to:

o  Establish standardized company-wide food safety and quality in transportation

o  Gain a competitive advantage

o  Standardize processes across multiple plant locations

o  Reduce liability

o  Meet buyer and customer food transportation safety and quality requirements

o  Ensure retailers that transportation suppliers comply with food safety standards and quality and regulatory requirements

o  Lay out specific guidelines to impact basic business processes

o  Improve customer relationships

o  Meet FDA FSMA and international transportation food safety regulations

o  Satisfy food producer requirements for sanitation, temperature controls, and traceability

o  Increase exporting opportunities

o  Provide risk-based and preventive applications

o  Gain efficiencies through standardized solutions

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