Apr 6, 2016

US: Food and Drug Administration Publishes Sanitary Food Transport Final Rule

Sanitary Transportation of Human and Animal Food; Final Rule
21 CFR Parts 1 and 11 [Docket No. FDA-2013-N-0013] RIN 0910-AG98
SUMMARY: The Food and Drug Administration (FDA or we) is issuing a final rule to establish requirements for shippers, loaders, carriers by motor vehicle and rail vehicle, and receivers engaged in the transportation of food, including food for animals, to use sanitary transportation practices to ensure the safety of the food they transport. This action is part of our larger effort to focus on prevention of food safety problems throughout the food chain and is part of our implementation of the Sanitary Food Transportation Act of 2005 (2005 SFTA) and the Food Safety Modernization Act of 2011 (FSMA).

DATES: This rule is effective June 6, 2016. See section V for the compliance dates.
Sanitary Transportation of Human and Animal Food
AGENCY: Food and Drug Administration, HHS.
ACTION: Final rule.
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Michael Kashtock, Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition (HFS-317), Food and Drug Administration, 5100 Paint Branch Pkwy., College Park, MD 20740, 240-402-2022.