Transporters are an essential link in the supply chain. To mitigate hazards that can be introduced during transportation of food, the Sanitary Food Transportation Act of 2005 and the Food Safety Modernization Act of 2011 directed FDA to prescribe sanitary transportation practices to ensure that food (including animal feed) transported by motor vehicle or rail is not transported under conditions that may adulterate the food. In 2016, FDA issued the final regulations implementing that Congressional directive. Transporters may also need to take measures to minimize the risk that food under their control will be subject to tampering or other malicious, criminal, or terrorist actions.
HPM can help you determine your legal obligations under the sanitary transportation and other regulations, and help ensure that your transportation-related agreements meet the shared objective of keeping food safe.