Coming into compliance with new regulations can throw industries into chaos as they rework procedures, policies, and the documentation of those processes. With significant changes aimed at the food transportation industry, the Food Safety Modernization Act of 2011 — the most sweeping reform of America’s food safety laws in more than 70 years — has the potential to do just that.
It’s now been a year since the FDA issued the FSMA final rules concerning the sanitary transportation of human and animal food, meaning most shippers and carriers must take immediate action to come into compliance with the new rules.
Of course, taking a more proactive approach to understanding these new regulations and revising your policies now can save you from big headaches further down the road. To comply with the new rules, you may need to evaluate your procedures, especially concerning temperature-sensitive foods.