FDA has created a free online food safety training module to help covered carriers meet the requirements of the FDA’s Sanitary Transportation of Human and Animal Food Rule (Sanitary Transportation Rule).
The Sanitary Transportation Rule requires rail and motor vehicle carriers covered by the rule to provide food safety training to their personnel engaged in transportation operations. The training must provide personnel with an awareness of 1) potential food safety problems, 2) basic sanitary practices, and 3) carrier responsibilities. The carrier training requirement applies when the shipper and carrier have agreed, in a written contract, that the carrier is responsible, in whole or part, for sanitary conditions during transportation operations.
If you are a carrier of food within the U.S., this new training module has made it a little easier for you to meet the training requirements of the rule, and QA’s Advisory Board Member and Owner of The Acheson Group, David Acheson, has published an article on the training making it even easier to get started.