FDA FSMA Transportation Rules Impact on U.S. Food Importers & Foreign Suppliers

Event Information
Product Format
Prerecorded Event
Conference Date
Tue, Jul 17, 2018
60 minutes
Product Description

U.S. Receivers Must Now Assume Responsibilities Of Food Shippers—Are You Ready?

The Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) new Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) will take effect in less than six months and significantly change current procedures for foreign food export transportation operations – including rules for personnel, vehicles, containers, trailers, tools, and equipment. The law will impact more than 84,000 food shippers, carriers, and receivers. Are you one of them?

Whether you are a U.S. food importer or a foreign supplier to the U.S, you need to upgrade your FSMA compliance know-how so that you don’t run afoul of the FDA. Join Dr. John Ryan in this live webinar as he walks you through the final rules—now law—under which the U.S. receiver must now assume the responsibilities of the shipper, and also assure that foreign food exporters and carriers comply with FSMA transportation food safety rules.

Once a food shipment hits a U.S. port and is loaded onto a truck or train, all U.S. laws apply—regardless of the sea and air exemptions. That means you’ll have to ensure that the shippers and carrier operations you work with have fully compliant food-handling, loading, distribution, and transportation processes in place. Training your own personnel as well as your foreign suppliers is mandatory!

Make no mistake—the recent changes to the FSMA are significant. They include self-reporting of compliance failures (now required)—as well as critical shipper-carrier agreements for data, records, and reporting. Ryan will equip you to comply with all these key updates and to protect your company by assuring that foreign loaders, shippers, and carriers are abiding by new food safety rules as well.

Why You Should Attend

This instructive session will prepare you to:

  • Comply with the new FSMA rules
  • Avoid common pitfalls by assuring that foreign loaders, shippers, and carriers comply with FSMA
  • Train your personnel and suppliers on the laws that impact them (this is mandatory)
  • Establish training requirements for all carrier personnel engaged in food transportation operations, including training certificates for:
    • Responsibilities of the carrier under the final Sanitary Transportation rules
    • Awareness of potential food safety problems that may occur during food transportation
    • Basic sanitary transportation practices to address the potential problems

Session Highlights

  • Recap of the U.S. Food Modernization Act Food Transportation Rules
  • Implications of reducing risk by controlling food hazards
  • Problem areas that establish the receiver (you) as a shipper
  • Sanitation and temperature controls
  • Packaging, spills, accidents, fraud, cargo theft, and allergens
  • Preventive controls
  • Documentation requirements and 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, and 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

Ask a question at the Q&A session following the live event and get advice unique to your situation, directly from our expert speaker.

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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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