Our March 28 FSMA FridayTM is approaching fast and this is one you won't want to miss. FDA's recently proposed FSMA Sanitary Transport Rule for Human and Animal Food has the potential to have a wider impact than almost any of the other rules.
Melanie Neumann, VP and CFO of The Acheson Group, explains, "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."
Join SafetyChain and The Acheson Group on March 28, at 9 a.m. PT, for FSMA Friday where we'll be discussing many aspects of the Sanitary Transport rule, including:
- High level overview of the proposed 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
Registration is always free at www.fsmafriday.com