The company I work for manufactures seasoning blends and we also sell single ingredient spices. I believe the proposed rule deadline for FDA to finalize for FSMA - Sanitary Transportation is March 31, 2016.
My question pertaining to that section is the reference to exceptions to the general rule. FDA website lists Shelf stable food completely enclosed in a container as an exception which I believe we fall under. With our product storage at ambient temp, sealed packaging (sealed plastic containers or sealed plastic bags shipped in a box), and if these two aspects are maintained these will not become unsafe throughout it's storage life. In my admittedly sometimes challenged mind, this would make the risk low for adulteration during transport. I am just running this past all you Quality gurus to see if you agree we would be exempt from this part.
And if I am wrong, set me straight!
As always, thanks for the valued guidance
P.S. The company passed it's first GMP audit at both locations last month. We are now continuing working toward SQF Level II certification.