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Responsibilities of the Carrier Under the Final FDA FSMA Rules on the Transportation of Human and Animal Foods

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Key Take Away:

This webinar covers the Final Rules on the Sanitary Transportation of Human and Animal Foods (now law) as published by the Food and Drug Administration under the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA).


Over 84,000 food shippers, carriers and receivers are impacted by this new law and most have less than one year for full compliance. This new law may require significant changes to procedures currently employed for food transportation operations, personnel, vehicles, containers, trailers tools and equipment used in food transportation. The final rules have now established the law which has significant differences from earlier published proposed food transportation rules, laws and guidance documents. Self-reporting of compliance failures is required as are critical shipper-carrier agreements for data, records and reporting.

The FDA defines a carrier as a “person who owns, leases, or is otherwise ultimately responsible for the use of a motor vehicle or rail vehicle to transport food. The carrier is responsible for all functions assigned to a carrier in this subpart even if they are performed by other persons, such as a driver that is employed or contracted by a trucking firm. A carrier may also be a receiver or a shipper if the person also performs the functions of those respective persons as defined in this subpart.”

Why Should You Attend:

The final rules on the Sanitary Transportation of Human and Animal Foods establish training requirements for all carrier personnel committed to shipper food transportation operation responsibilities. This training is not “maybe” training but is REQUIRED for all carrier personnel engaged in transportation operations upon hiring and as needed thereafter if the carrier has responsibilities for sanitation, temperature control and associated documentation.

What carriers are exempt from these training requirements?

Carriers with an average annual income less than $500,000 requirements
Carriers of food completely enclosed by a container
Carriers of live food animals, except molluscan shellfish
Carriers whose shippers will assume carrier responsibilities under the rules

Areas Covered In This Webinar:

This webinar 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 (vehicles, trailers and shipping containers), traceability and training; procedures, record keeping and retention; audit and certification, training, wash, ATP and bacteria testing, inspection and re-inspection requirements, calibration, MSDS, statistical analysis and records retention.

Who is impacted by the FDA Rules on the Sanitary Transportation of Human and Animal Foods?

The final law applies to shippers, receivers, loaders, and carriers engaged in transportation operations on U.S. roads or by rail whether or not the food is being offered for or enters interstate commerce.

Learning Objectives:

• Understand US FDA FSMA Law for the Sanitary Transportation of Human and Animal Foods

• Understand changes from the proposed FDA FSMA rules

• Know the different requirements for shippers, carriers and receivers

• Know who is exempted

• Understand the FDA waiver requirements

Who Will Benefit:

• All Carrier Transportation Operations Employees of Foods not completely enclosed by a container engaged in food transportation operations whether or not the food is being offered for or enters interstate commerce

• Interstate, Intrastate and Import Food Carrier Personnel

• Business Food Supply Chain Owners

• Food Compliance Professionals

• Food Managers

• Food Buyers

• Food Transportation Supervisors

• Internal Food Safety Audit Team Members

• Food Transportation Operations Load and Unload Personnel

• Trailer, Container and Vehicle Maintenance Personnel

• Food Safety Employees

• Food Supply New Business Development, Sales and Marketing Specialists

• Food Inspectors

• Food Trainers

Speakers Profile:

Dr. John Ryan
Dr. John Ryan holds a Ph.D. in research and statistical methods and was a graduate lecturer at Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo. He has recently retired from his position as the administrator for the Hawaii State Department of Agriculture's Quality Assurance Division where he won awards for his visionary and pioneering work. He is now the president of Ryan Systems, Inc. (websites at and His companies test new cold chain technologies and train and certify food and drug transporters to Transportation Food Safety and Quality (TransCert) standards. His latest book is "Guide to Food Safety during Transportation: Controls, Standards and Practices". He has spent over 25 years implementing high technology quality control systems for international corporations in Korea, Thailand, Malaysia, the Philippines, Singapore and the United States.

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