The Impact of Temperature and Routing on Produce Shelf Life: Trucking’s Role in the Blame Game

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Product Format
Prerecorded Event
90 minutes
Product Description

Understand How Carriers Can Change Loading, Temperature Control and Routing Procedures to Improve Produce Shelf Life

 The problem of how to maintain produce shelf life during transportation has a long history. And when things go wrong during the sometimes long journey between the farm or packing house and the retail outlet, carriers are most likely to be blamed for any spoilage and adulteration that may occur during many supply chain hand off operations. The carrier’s ability to prove, to both the shippers and receivers, that temperatures were maintained within specified upper and lower temperature control limits is becoming more critical.

As the finalization of the FDA’s FSMA rules on the transportation of human and animal foods approaches, shippers, carriers and receivers of food by truck and rail will be required to establish updated procedures capable of maintaining a sanitary and temperature controlled food transportation system. With the trucking industry becoming the focus of execution of control procedures, changes to old food transportation practices will be required. No groups will be more heavily impacted than the produce industry and the carriers that provide their delivery needs. Delivery quality and food safety have come home to roost. Now is the time to upgrade!

In this session, expert speaker Dr. John M. Ryan will review temperature control studies from the farm to the retail outlet. With many technology companies vying to sell monitoring equipment, carriers need to know how to keep their costs low while complying with the law and customer requirements. The session will also review data, available hardware, benefits and costs, and help you find out which solution is best for your needs.

Session Highlights:

  • Understand how to change loading and routing procedures to improve produce shelf life
  • Learn to monitor and control reefer temperatures
  • Know how to perform a GAP analysis on your load and unload operations
  • How to prove to your retail customers that your controls are the best
  • Learn to build strong procedures and a home team
  • Learn to stop spending money on products and services that do not cater to the needs of the customers
  • How to build a simple, integrated system that is easy to install and uses your cell phone technology
  • How to collect and manage data critical to your company, your customers and the FDA

Who Should Attend

  •  Produce shippers, carriers and receivers
  • Produce logistics managers
  • Produce safety managers
  • Food quality managers
  • Produce carriers
  • Food Cold chain specialists
  • Farm and packing house pre-cool specialists
  • Produce load supervisors
  • Truck driving schools

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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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