FDA’s FSMA Proposed Rule for Sanitary Transport is Topic of March 28 FSMA Fridays™ – Sponsored by SafetyChain Software, featuring FSMA icon Dr. David Acheson and The Acheson Group team

What the FSMA Proposed Sanitary Transport Rule of Human and Animal Food Means, Who it’s Applicable to and WHY FOOD COMPANIES NEED TO PAY ATTENTION TO IT!

SafetyChain Software’s popular FSMA Fridays series, featuring Dr. David Acheson and The Acheson Group’s food safety team, will walk attendees through the recently announced proposed Sanitary Transport Rule of Human and Animal Food in the webcast/podcast being held this Friday, March 28, at 9 a.m. PT.

FSMA Fridays – launched by SafetyChain Software, innovators of realtime Safety Chain Management Solutions that automate, streamline and improve food safety and quality assurance (FSQA) while promoting regulatory, 3rd party and customer compliance – provides 1500+ participants from the food and beverage industry monthly, live updates on FSMA.

Topics that will be covered during the March 28 FSMA Fridays session include:

  • High level overview of the FSMA proposed Sanitary Transport rule
  • Why the food and beverage industry – whether a company is FDA or USDA regulated – should be paying very close attention to the Sanitary Transport rule
  • What types of companies will be covered and who may be exempt
  • The impact to various transportation food company sectors, such as shippers, carriers and receivers
  • How the proposed rule fills in Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP) gaps for the transportation sector
  • And, as always, the team will take questions from participants

“Of the so-called ‘seven pillars of FSMA,’ the Sanitary Transport rule is the ‘sleeping giant’ and has the potential to have a significant impact across the food and beverage industry. For one thing, the total number of businesses that might be affected can be quite large; unlike other proposed rules under FSMA, this rule would not be limited to just ‘registered’ facilities under the Bioterrorism Act – it would apply to businesses that are regulated by both FDA and the USDA Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS). Although certain businesses, such as those with under $500,000 total sales – and certain transportation activities, such as the transportation of live animals – would be exempt, it’s estimated that more than 80,000 companies involved in the transportation of food would likely have to comply. ” said Melanie Neumann, Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of The Acheson Group and a frequent guest on FSMA Fridays.

“One of the biggest areas of impact could be on how the rule will apply to the transportation of human and animal food within states – no interstate commerce required!” Neumann continued.

Given the importance and potentially widespread impact of this rule, a big crowd is expected for the FSMA Fridays event. Registration is free for interested parties. When participants register they will also receive links to past session recordings, which have included topics on Supply Chain Controls, Foreign Supplier & 3rd Party Auditor Rules, Produce Rules, Preventive Controls for Human Food, Environmental Control Systems and more.

FSMA Friday on Sanitary Transport of Human and Animal Food Rule:
Friday, March 28, 2014
9 – 9:30 a.m. PT (11 a.m. CT, Noon ET)
Free registration at: https://safetychain.com/resources/fsma-fridays/

About SafetyChain Software
SafetyChain Software’s SafetyChain for Food™ helps the food and beverage industry manage safety and quality compliance in realtime – preventing non-compliant ingredients, raw materials and finished product from coming in or going out. With SafetyChain for Food’s affordable solution modules – for Supplier Compliance & Management, Safety & Quality Data Reporting, HACCP/GFSI Compliance and Customer & Finished Product Compliance – food growers, producers, manufacturers, distributors, retailers, food services and importers save time, save money and create efficiencies that contribute to the bottom line. SafetyChain for Food is a global, Software-as-a-Service solution, designed for fast deployment and even faster ROI.

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About The Acheson Group (TAG)

Global food supplies, changing consumer expectations and expanding regulations are creating more risk for food companies. The Acheson Group’s mission is to work with food companies, and those that provide technology to food companies, to help manage this changing risk outlook. TAG is able to offer quality, strategic consulting due to the diverse nature, training and experience of its team. TAG seeks to be valued advisors to its clients by building a very close relationship that brings together an environment of good communication through a significant amount of direct client interaction. www.achesongroup.com