The new law was published on April 6, 2016, which means there is little time left for perishable food carriers, shippers, receivers and maintenance operations to develop and implement risk reducing preventive food handling, load and un-load, as well as make distribution and transportation process improvements.
Why Should you Attend:
Over 84,000 food shippers, carriers and receivers are impacted by this law and most have less than one year for full compliance. This new law requires significant changes to procedures currently employed for food transportation operations, vehicles, 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.
Transportation and Logistics food transportation food safety rules have been finalized by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Under congressional instructions, the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) requires the FDA to audit, enforce and improve new rules of food transportation operations, personnel, vehicles, load and unload personnel and practices, cross contact (contamination), vehicle storage, inspection and test, training, records retention, and vehicle qualification.
Who can Benefit:
- Food company compliance officers
- U.S. food shippers, carriers, receivers and maintenance operations
- Food importers whose food will be consumed in the U.S.
- Food loaders, unloaders and handlers
- Logistics professionals
- Food safety and quality professionals
- Truck, rail and other maintenance personnel (reefers, doors, walls, ducts, etc.)
- Food safety lead and audit team members
- Quality management
- Food security personnel
- Recall specialists
- Company sales and marketing personnel
- Foods not completely enclosed by a container
- Frozen packaged foods
- Contracts of Carriage
- Risk reducing adulteration prevention
- Personnel training and certification
- Procedures for sanitation, precool, inspection and data collection
- Fulfillment agreements between shippers and carriers and
- Maintenance and record keeping that provides evidence of compliance
- Food Recall
- Food Security
- Load and unload personnel
- Vehicle qualification and certification
- Bins, Pallets, trays, containers, vehicles, trailers
- Temperature monitoring
Dr Dr. John Ryan,
TransCert, QualityInFoodSafety, RyanSystems
Dr. John Ryan's quality system career has spanned the manufacturing, food, and transportation and Internet industries over the past 30 years. He has worked and lived extensively throughout Asia and the U.S. at the corporate and facility levels for large and small companies as a turn-around specialist. His clients have included Seagate Technology, Read-Rite, Destron IDI, Intel, and GSS-Array. He has consulted, taught at the university graduate level, and is a retired quality assurance administrator from the Hawaii State Department of Agriculture. He holds a Ph.D. and has been involved in the quality profession for over 30 years on an international basis and in a variety of industries. He designed and piloted the United States first RFID enabled farm to retail traceability system in the nation while working with Motorola, Lowry Systems and other well-known industry companies. He has published over forty papers on quality systems and has recently published a book for Elsevier Press entitled "Guide to Food Safety and Quality During Transportation: Controls, Standards and Practices". He previously published "The Quality Team Concept in Total Quality Control" with the American Society for Quality. He began Ryan Systems over ten years ago.
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