What the FDA FSMA Transportation Rules Mean for U.S. Food Importers and Foreign Suppliers

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Product Format
Prerecorded Event
90 minutes
Product Description

What the new FDA FSMA Law means for Food shippers, Carriers and Receivers

Over 84,000 food shippers, carriers and receivers are impacted by the new FDA FSMA law. Foreign food exporters and U.S. food importers have less than six months for full compliance. This new law requires significant changes to procedures currently established for foreign food export transportation operations, personnel, vehicles, containers, trailers tools and equipment used in food transportation. Under the rules, the U.S. receiver now assumes the responsibilities of the shipper and must assure that foreign food exporters and carriers comply with FSMA transportation food safety laws. The rules cover all food moving on U.S. roads or by rail “food not completely enclosed by a container” or foods requiring temperature controls that travel by U.S. road or rail.

The new law was published on April 6, 2016, which mean there is little time left for perishable food shipper and carrier operations to develop and implement risk reducing preventive food handling, load and un-load operations and to make carrier, distribution and transportation process improvements. If your company imports food from foreign suppliers, you must protect your company by assuring that foreign loaders, shippers and carriers comply with FDA FSMA Rules on the Sanitary Transportation of Human and Animal Foods.

Attend this session by expert speaker Dr. John M. Ryan, which will hold significance for all the transportation operations personnel involved in the transportation of human and animal foods into the U.S. and from foreign food suppliers. After covering the basic rules, the impact of cross and contact contamination, allergen controls, hazards, theft, food fraud, mandatory training, security, spills, accidents and preventive concepts are briefly covered.

Session Highlights

  • Recap of the U.S. Food Modernization Act Food Transportation Rules
  • Implications:  Reducing Risk by Controlling Hazards
  • Examples of Problem Areas
  • Sanitation & Temperature Controls
  • Packaging, Spills, Accidents, Fraud, Cargo Theft, Allergens
  • Prevention
  • Documentation Requirements & Solutions

Who should attend

  • All registered food facilities - domestic and foreign suppliers to the U.S.
  • Processing, carrier and distributor Facility owners and managers
  • Growers, packers, processors, distributors, Carriers
  • Food Safety Personnel
  • Quality Management
  • Internal food safety and quality team members
  • Purchasing and sales personnel
  • Internal and External Auditors
  • All restaurant and food retail store owners and managers

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About Our Speaker

Dr. John Ryan - Food Safety Program Expert

Dr. John Ryan holds a Ph.D. in research and statistical methods. He has been working on transportation food safety issues since 2011 after retiring 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 traceability technology for his visionary...   More Info
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