Food Safety Plan Guidance: Transportation
Transportation of food products currently fall under the regulatory rules of the United States Food and Drug Administration’s Food Safety Modernization Act Preventive Controls for Human Food. On April 6, 2016, FDA published in the Federal Register a final rule, Sanitary Transportation of Human and Animal Food (Sanitary Transportation rule) (81 FR 20091), that establishes requirements for shippers, loaders, carriers by motor vehicle and rail vehicle, and receivers engaged in the transportation of food, including food for animals, to use sanitary transportation practices to ensure the safety of the food they transport. The final rule became effective on June 6, 2016. This plan guidance page will walk through the basics of developing a food safety plan for transportation of regulated food products.