Storage and distribution links are critical links in the food supply chain. When not handled properly, food adulteration and loss of shelf life are likely to occur. Suspicion of food adulteration provides all the evidence the FDA needs to intercept and stop food shipments whether they are local or cross international boundaries. There is impact to carriers, shippers and receivers under the FDA FSMA proposed rules on the sanitary transportation of human and animal foods that impacts intrastate, intrastate and international food transportation. Last September, the cantaloupe listeria outbreak allowed the FDA to jail, fine, sue and put the responsible company out of business for interstate transportation.
In this presentation, Dr. John Ryan will provide updates about new FDA rules and provide guidance and standards for the safe and quality control practices needed to protect perishable food products while meeting newly evolving standards and legal requirements. Precool of containers and trailers, driver training and responsibilities and control of tools used in food handling processes are all in need of upgrading and control.
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Dr. John Ryan holds a Ph.D. in research and statistical methods. He has recently retired from his position as the administrator for the Hawaii State Department of Agriculture's Quality Assurance Division where he headed up Hawaii’s commodity inspection, food safety certification and measurement standards service groups. He has won awards for technology for his visionary and pioneering work. He is the president of Ryan Systems, Inc. (website...
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