FDA Releases Small Entity Compliance Guide for the FSMA Sanitary Transportation of Human & Animal Food Final Rule

On April 6, 2016, the FDA (Food & Drug Administration) published in the Federal Register a final rule, Sanitary Transportation of Human and Animal Food (Sanitary Transportation rule) (81 FR 20091), that establishes 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. The final rule became effective on June 6, 2016.

On November 21, 2017, the FDA announced the availability of a SECG (Small Entity Compliance Guides) to help small businesses understand the requirements of the Final Rule on the Sanitary Transportation of Human and Animal Food (Sanitary Transportation Rule).

Small businesses have until April 6, 2018, to comply with the rule. Is your company ready?