October 26, 2016 — In a previous article, CCJ Magazine reported on how new rules from the Federal Drug Administration (FDA) might impact transporters of temperature-sensitive food products.
CCJ recently spoke with Brian Mathis, Esq., from Taylor and Associates Attorneys, to get a better understanding of the rule and its implications to the transportation industry.
In 2013 the FDA proposed the Sanitary Transportation of Human and Animal Food (STF) rule. The final rule, part of the Food Safety Modernization Act, was published on April 6, 2016.
Enforcement is set to begin on April, 2017, at which time shippers will have communicated their new food safety requirements to carriers in the key areas of equipment, operations, training and records.