Basic Sanitary Transportation Practices to Address Food Transportation Sanitation Problems

Product Id : FDA03
Instructor : Dr. John Ryan
Dec 08, 2016 1:00 PM ET | 10:00 AM PT



Published on April 6, 2016, the US FDA FSMA Law for the Sanitary Transportation of Human and Animal Foods has affected over 84,000 food shippers, carriers and receivers nation-wide. This training is required for all carrier personnel engaged in transportation, if their responsibilities concern sanitation, temperature control and the upkeep of associated documentation.

This hour-long webinar will bring to your knowledge, and help you properly understand, your responsibilities as food carrier personnel. The final rules on the Sanitary Transportation of Human and Animal Foods are significantly different from the published proposed rules and laws. It is important that you know and understand these differences, and comply accordingly.

The new law was published on April 6, 2016, so you do not have much time for implementing the changes and making improvements accordingly. Also, you must self-report compliance failures, as well as critical shipper-carrier agreements for data, records and reporting. To do all of this, you need to first know about the law.

The training includes contracts of carriage and agreements, system assessment strategy, flowcharting your operations, establishing critical parameters and measurement, standards for management, validation of preventive controls, sanitation, temperature monitoring and container traceability, record-keeping and retention, and other similarly important subjects which you need to know about.

The law applies to shippers, receivers, loaders and carriers engaged in transportation operations on US roads (or railways), regardless of whether the food is being offered for, or enters interstate commerce.

However, some carriers are exempt from these training requirements. They are: carriers with an average annual income under $500,000; carriers of food completely enclosed by a container; carrier of live food animals (except molluscan shellfish); carriers whose shippers will assume carrier responsibilities under the rules.

Training Highlights:

  • Understand and learn the training standards for basic management, preventive control, sanitation, temperature monitoring and traceability
  • Learn how to write and implement appropriate container procedures – such as sanitation, testing, container traceability and temperature monitoring for trucks and trailers
  • Learn how to keep appropriate records as per requirements
  • Learn why and how to develop a contract of carriage (and other agreements) required between carriers and shippers
  • Thoroughly understand the process for transportation food safety audit and certification
  • Learn how to establish preventive controls
  • Learn how to efficiently collect and analyze data, to take appropriate preventive action

Who will benefit:

The following people will benefit from, and therefore should attend, this webinar

  • Carrier transportation operations employees of foods which are not completely enclosed in a container
  • Interstate, intrastate and import food carrier personnel
  • Business food supply chain owners
  • Food compliance professionals
  • Food managers, buyers, inspectors and trainers
  • Food safety employees
  • Food supply – sales and marketing specialists
  • Food transportation operations personnel
  • Internal food safety auditors
  • Trailer, container and vehicle maintenance personnel
Speaker Profile:

The speaker, Dr. John Ryan, has a Ph.D. in research and statistical methods. He recently retired from the Hawaii State Department of Agriculture's Quality Assurance Division, where he served as administrator. He has also worked at Cal Poly in San Luis Obispo (California), as a graduate quality and operations management lecturer.

In the last 25 years, he has implemented high-tech quality-control systems for international corporations in numerous countries, including Mexico, United States, and countries in Asia.

He has won numerous awards for his commendable work in the field of traceability technology.

Currently, he is the president of Ryan Systems, and The Sanitary Cold Chain. He is the author of books such as Guide to Food Safety during Transportation: Controls, Standards and Practices, and Food Fraud.

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