The Final Transportation Rules and Regulations have been released for the FDA's Food Safety Modernization Act.
For those who have stayed current with our blog, we are happy to report the majority of the Proposed Rules where adopted. There are a few changes we want to share with you.
- Trucking Companies employing less than 500 full-time equivalent employees; and/or that have less than $27,500,000 in annual receipts will be classified as Small Businesses and will have 2 years to becoming compliant. i.e. 04/06/2018
- "Shipper" was broadened to include property brokers or any other entities that arrange for transportation of food in the United States.
- "Loaders" is a newly defined term. Persons who load food onto a motor or rail vehicle (possible warehouse operation exposure)
- The Motor Carrier must provide adequate training in basic sanitary transportation practices to its personnel (drivers, loaders) engaged in relevant transportation operations.
We will be hosting another webinar dedicated to the new rules and regulations on Wednesday, June 8th at 11am EST. It will be a 1 hour long and will allow you an opportunity to ask questions of industry experts.
If you have any questions, please contact us at any time.