FSMA Transport Rules: US Food Importers and Foreign Suppliers

(Webinar length:  1hr 10min)


You should attend this webinar if your company imports food from foreign suppliers to protect it by assuring that foreign loaders, shippers and carriers comply with FDA FSMA Rules on the Sanitary Transportation of Human and Animal Foods.

The final rules are now law and have significant differences from earlier published proposed food transportation rules, laws, and guidance documents. Self-reporting of compliance failures is required as are critical shipper-carrier agreements for data, records, and reporting.

Under the rules, the U.S. receiver now assumes the responsibilities of the shipper and must assure that foreign food exporters and carriers comply with FSMA transportation food safety laws. The rules cover all food moving on U.S. roads or by rail “food not completely enclosed by a container” or foods requiring temperature controls that travel by U.S. road or rail.

Why you should attend:

  • Importers of perishable food products and their shippers and carriers must comply with these new rules
  • Once the shipping container hits a U.S. port and is loaded on a truck, all U.S. laws apply to the shipment regardless of the sea and air exemptions
  • Mandatory training is required to inform your personnel and your foreign suppliers of the ins and outs of the laws that impact both sides of the border
  • The final rules on the Sanitary Transportation of Human and Animal Foods establish training requirements for all carrier personnel engaged in food transportation operations

Learning objectives:

  • Review the U.S. Food Modernization Act Food Transportation Rules
  • Understand the implications: reducing risk by controlling import food hazards
  • Review problem areas that establish the receiver (you) as a shipper
  • Establish sanitation & temperature controls
  • Review packaging, spills, accidents, fraud, cargo theft, and allergens
  • Know how preventive controls impact
  • Understand documentation requirements & solutions

Who should attend:

  • All registered food facilities – domestic and foreign suppliers to the U.S.
  • Processing, carrier and distributor facility owners and managers
  • Growers, packers, processors, distributors, carriers
  • Food Safety Personnel
  • Quality Management
  • Internal food safety and quality team members
  • Purchasing and sales personnel
  • Internal and External Auditors
  • All restaurant and food retail store owners and managers

Presenter–Dr. John Ryan

Dr. John Ryan is a certified Preventive Controls Qualified Individual (PQCI) specializing in food safety process control and food safety plan validation. He holds a Ph.D. in research and statistical methods and has extensive international manufacturing quality and operations experience in large and small manufacturing operations. He is a retired Hawaii State Department of Agriculture Quality Assurance Division administrator. He currently operates two business divisions focused on preventive control validation and food safety during transportation operations. He has previously published books on food safety during transportation processes, food fraud, teams and teamwork and has recently completed a new book on validating preventive controls in food operations.

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