Prepare Your Company to Comply with the New FDA FSMA Rules on the Sanitary Transportation of Human and Animal Foods


Aug 16, 2018 – 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM

890 Elkridge Landing Road Linthicum Heights, MD
Linthicum Heights, MD 21090 Map

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Prepare Your Company to Comply with the New FDA FSMA Rules on the Sanitary Transportation of Human and Animal Foods



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 establish rules to improve, audit and enforce new food safety transportation rules. The rules provide a significant focus on foods not completely enclosed by a container, risk reducing adulteration prevention, personnel training and certification, inspection and data collection, maintenance and reporting that provides evidence of compliance.

These final food transportation rules were enacted on April 6, 2016. which means that perishable food shippers, carriers, receivers and maintenance operations are late to develop and implement risk reducing preventive food handling, load and un-load, distribution and transportation improvements.

Why should you attend:
In this two-day workshop conference, you will learn the legal requirements, how to develop a company plan that meets FDA and your customer requirements. You will review and learn how to establish appropriate temperature monitoring, sanitation, container test and traceability, training and data reporting procedures.

New low-cost GPS enabled traceability and temperature monitoring technology, EPA approved container sanitizers, washout technologies, temperature maintenance equipment, and food residue and bio-contaminant testing will be presented.

The session will also review the future of transportation food safety in light of new and evolving technologies. References to upcoming technology providers and Internet links to detailed information will be provided.

Areas Covered in the Session
Upon completing this course participants should:

Understand upcoming US FDA Rules for the Sanitary Transportation of Human and Animal Foods
Be able to use a simple checklist to perform a gap analysis between your current practices and new compliance requirements.
Be able to develop and implement a company transportation food safety plan to close any gaps
Write and implement appropriate container (truck, trailer, sanitation, testing, container traceability and temperature monitoring procedures.
Develop a Shipper/Carrier "Contract of Carrier" that meets FDA requirements.
Know the different requirements for shippers, carriers and receivers.
Understand "container" controls from the harvest level through final delivery.
Establish simple, low cost complete data collection and reporting systems.
Understand new food transportation standards
Know which tools are required for food transportation sanitation controls
Know where to get certification training for drivers and other personnel
Establish teambuilding between food safety and quality personnel to develop and implement changes to your current system
Prepare for food transportation audits and certification
Understand food safety, security and recall responsibilities in light of cargo theft, adulteration and temperature failures
Learn how to use your system to improve your marketing position

Who will benefit:
This course is designed for food supply chain logistics and food safety and security personnel whose primary responsibilities include management, sanitation, quality and operations involved with handling incoming and outgoing food shipments, maintaining transportation equipment and tools, and purchasing or selling.

U.S. Food shippers, carriers, receivers and maintenance operations
Food importers whose food will be consumed in the U.S.
Food 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
Food security personnel
Recall specialists
Company sales and marketing personnel

Day 1 Schedule

Lecture 1:

Review of the FDA's final rules on the sanitary transportation of human and animal foods.
Review of other international transportation food safety guidance and laws

Lecture 2:

The meaning of adulteration
Review of Standards
Preventive controls
Traceability and temperature monitoring

Lecture 3:

GAP analysis
Learning what happens during cold chain food transportation through all processes
Trays and Bins

Lecture 4:

Data, logs, forms and electronic record keeping
Shipment cargo theft, security and recall

Day 2 Schedule

Lecture 1:

Issues facing food importers and those buying from them

Lecture 2:

Return on investment (ROI) and marketing advantages

Lecture 3:

Future technologies (trans-oceanic, satellite, etc.)

Lecture 4:

Afternoon practicum: Establishing an initial plan to implement your auditable system
Choosing which standards apply to your company
Flowcharting your process
Determining when and how you will perform a GAP analysis
Listing new procedures for your operation
Selecting and assigning key personnel


Dr. John Ryan

President , TransCert , QualityInFoodSafety , RyanSystems

Dr. John Ryan holds a Ph.D. in research and statistical methods. He has spent over 25 years implementing preventive control systems for international corporations in Korea, Thailand, Malaysia, the Philippines, Singapore, Mexico and the United States. He was a graduate quality and operations management lecturer at Cal Poly in San Luis Obispo, California and 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 in traceability technology. He is now the president of Ryan Systems with websites at and the His companies provide FSMA training in preventive food safety and quality and certify food transporters to sanitation and temperature control standards. He has published over 40 articles in quality systems and food safety. His latest books now available from Elsevier Press are entitled "Validating Preventive Food Safety and Quality Controls" (2017), "Guide to Food Safety during Transportation: Controls, Standards and Practices, 2nd Ed." (2017) and "Food Fraud" (2015).

Please contact the event manager Marilyn (marilyn.b.turner(at) ) below for:
- Multiple participant discounts
- Price quotations or visa invitation letters
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- Event sponsorships

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