I am developing Sanitary Food Transportation of Human Foods procedures. The company that I am working for has our own trucks to deliver products locally and also contract with some carriers to pick up products from domestic and Canada suppliers and drop off products for interstate customers. Products are mainly frozen and fresh fish ones.
Sanitary Food Transportation of Human Foods Rule requires shipper (my company) to develop written procedures for carriers etc..Can anyone provide (1) what procedures/SOP to be developed to meet this Rule and (2) corresponding generic procedures/SOPs for reference.
Thank you in advance
Not my area but apparently -
The FDA FSMA Food Safety Technical Assistance Network is already operational to provide a central source of information to support industry understanding and implementation of FSMA. Questions submitted online or by mail will be answered by information specialists or subject matter experts.
¢ The FDA plans to develop an online course that would meet the training requirements for this rule. The agency anticipates this course will be available before the first compliance dates go into effect.
¢ The agency will also issue guidance to assist industry in complying with the final rule.
Primary responsibility for determining appropriate transportation operations now rests with the shipper, who may rely on contractual agreements to assign some of these responsibilities to other parties.
• Shippers must develop and implement written procedures to ensure that equipment and vehicles are in appropriate sanitary condition.
• Shippers of food transported in bulk must develop and implement written procedures to ensure that a previous cargo does not make food unsafe.
• And shippers of food that require temperature control for safety must also develop and implement written procedures to ensure that food is transported under adequate temperature control.
FSMA Sanitary Transportation Rule.pdf 132.1KB
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