FSMA Update Webinar--Sanitary Transportation of Human and Animal Food

Sanitary Transportation of Human and Animal Food

Friday, February 14, 2014, 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm (EST)

Registration will end at 11:59 PM (EST) February 12th

The FDA Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) represents the most comprehensive reform of our nation's food safety laws and regulations in more than seventy years.  Friday, January 31st's release of a proposed rule on Sanitary Transportation of Human and Animal Food marks the 7th and last of the major proposed regulations anticipated from this landmark law.

FSMA ensures that prevention is the cornerstone of our nation's food safety strategy and this proposed rule embodies that same principle.  This proposed rule would establish criteria for sanitary transportation practices, such as properly refrigerating food, adequately cleaning vehicles between loads, and properly protecting food during transportation.  This would apply to shippers, carriers, and receivers who transport food that will be consumed or distributed in the United States, including shippers located overseas. The proposed rule is intended to ensure that persons engaged in the transportation of food that is at the greatest risk for contamination during transportation follow appropriate sanitary transportation practices.

Once in place, this proposed rule would establish requirements for vehicles and transportation equipment, transport operations, information exchange procedures, training, records, and procedures by which FDA may waive these requirements.

Leading the process for preparing detailed comments, the Grocery Manufacturers Association (GMA) will host its fifth FSMA Update Webinar - Sanitary Transportation of Human and Animal Food on February 14th, 1:30 - 3:00 PM (EST).

Friday, February 14, 2014, 1:30 - 3:00pm (EST)

Hear from legal counsel experts Joe Levitt, Partner at Hogan Lovells US LLP and former Director of FDA’s Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition (CFSAN) and Maile Hermida, Associate at Hogan Lovells US LLP, who will specifically address what is included in the proposed rule including key effective dates and the implementation timeline for compliance.

Hogan Lovells will also identify any potential high level issues or barriers that will need to be considered during the public comment period.  They will identify and address what food manufacturers can begin doing today for effective implementation.

Be the first out of the gate to help prepare your company for the coming changes and proposed rules leading to FSMA implementation.


For questions about the webinar content, please contact:

Shannon Coooksey at (202) 639-5979 or scooksey@gmaonline.org

For questions about registration, please contact:

Audrey Rubio at (202) 639-5928 or arubio@gmaonline.org