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What the FDA FSMA Transportation Rules Mean for U.S. Food Webinar Details Importers and Foreign Suppliers Date : January 11th Wednesday 2016


Time : 01:00PM ET / 10:00AM PT Duration: 60 Minutes

Key Take Away

Speaker : Dr. John Ryan, President

This FSMA webinar is intended for all transportation operations personnel involved in the transportation of human and animal foods into the U.S. and from foreign food suppliers. It will cover the basic rules, the impact of cross and contact contamination, allergen controls, hazards, theft, food fraud, mandatory training, security, spills, accidents and preventive concepts.

Overview Over 84,000 food shippers, carriers and receivers are impacted by this new FDA FSMA sanitary transportation training and foreign food exporters and U.S. food importers have less than six months for full compliance. This new food safety training law requires significant changes to procedures currently established for foreign food export transportation operations, personnel, vehicles, containers, trailers tools and equipment used in food transportation. Under the HACCP & Food Safety online training rules, the U.S. receiver now assumes the responsibilities of the shipper and must assure that foreign food exporters and carriers comply with FSMA transportation food safety laws. The rules cover all food moving on U.S. roads or by rail “food not completely enclosed by a container� or foods requiring temperature controls that travel by U.S. road or rail. The final rules are now law and have 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. The new law was published on April 6, 2016, which mean there is little time left for perishable food shipper and carrier operations to develop and implement risk reducing preventive food handling, load and un-load operations and to make carrier, distribution and transportation process improvements.

Why Should You Attend Importers of perishable food products and their shippers and carriers must comply with these new rules. If your company imports food from foreign suppliers, you must protect your company by assuring that foreign loaders, shippers and carriers comply with FDA FSMA Rules on the Sanitary Transportation of Human and Animal Foods. Once the shipping container hits a U.S. port and is loaded on a truck, all U.S. laws apply to the shipment regardless of the sea and air exemptions.

Mandatory food safety and quality assurance training is required to inform your personnel and your foreign suppliers of the ins and outs of the laws that impact both sides of the border. The final rules on the Sanitary Transportation of Human and Animal Foods establish training requirements for all carrier personnel engaged in food transportation operations. Training certificates are required for these topics: Responsibilities of the carrier under the final Sanitary Transportation rules Awareness of potential food safety problems that may occur during food transportation Basic sanitary transportation practices to address those potential problems From this food safety webinar, learn what is required to manage these critical food transportation operations.

Areas Covered In This Webinar   

Recap of the U.S. Food Modernization Act Food Transportation Rules Implications: Reducing Risk by Controlling Hazards Examples of Problem Areas

Learning Objectives    

Sanitation & Temperature Controls Packaging, Spills, Accidents, Fraud, Cargo Theft, Allergens Prevention Documentation Requirements & Solutions

Who Will Benefit        

Food Carriers, Shippers and Receivers Food Processors U.S. Food Importers Food Exporters to the U.S. Food Transportation Operations Personnel Company Food Safety and Quality Personnel Company Compliance Personnel Food Drivers, Loaders/ Unloaders, Lumpers

Speakers Profile Dr. John Ryan Dr. John Ryan holds a Ph.D. in research and statistical methods and was a graduate lecturer at Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo. He 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. He is now the president of Ryan Systems, Inc. (websites at and His companies test new cold chain technologies and train and certify food and drug transporters to Transportation Food Safety and Quality (TransCert) standards. His latest book is "Guide to Food Safety during Transportation: Controls, Standards and Practices"•. He has spent over 25 years implementing high technology quality control systems for international corporations in Korea, Thailand, Malaysia, the Philippines, Singapore and the United States.

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What the FDA FSMA Transportation Rules Mean for U.S. Food Importers and Foreign Suppliers