food safety The FSMA statutes require the FDA to issue regulations requiring shippers, carriers by motor vehicle or rail vehicle, receivers, and other persons engaged in the transportation of food to use sanitary transportation practices to ensure that food is not transported under conditions that may render the food adulterated.

This final FSMA rule created new requirements for the sanitary transportation of human and animal food by motor vehicle and rail vehicle to ensure that transportation practices do not create food safety risks.

Practices that create such risk include failure to properly refrigerate food requiring temperature control for food safety, the inadequate cleaning of vehicles between loads, and the failure to otherwise properly protect food during transportation.

This final rule builds on current safe food transportation best practices and is focused on ensuring that persons engaged in the transportation of food that is at the greatest risk for contamination during transportation follow appropriate sanitary transportation practices. Read more about FSMA Act.

FSMA Outbound Compliance Requirements

Although the final FSMA Rule is hundreds of pages long, FSMA Compliance is fairly straight forward. Essentially, FSMA Compliance comes down to three (3) simple words – “CLEAN, COLD AND DOCUMENTED”.

Documentation is key for any government compliance regulation. All of our shipment records are automatically stored and readily accessible for 7 years in our reporting database. Each record is a “click away” when requested by authorities or customers.

Integrated Records with FSMA Inspections ensure pre-cool performance and vehicle sanitation checks are completed by having on a mobile device/tablet. Now sanitation checks and temperature records are combined as one integrated report.

Procuro provides an integrated set of electronic FSMA forms for all Inbound and Outbound shipments. The following section contains the PIMM™ FSMA forms necessary to be compliant with the FSMA Final Rule.

  • FSMA Cold Storage Verification Form

    FSMA Cold Storage Verification Form

  • FSMA Vehicle Inspection Verification Form

    FSMA Vehicle Inspection Verification Form

  • FSMA Pre-Loading Verification Form

    FSMA Pre-Loading Verification Form

  • FSMA Loading Verification Form

    FSMA Loading Verification Form

  • FSMA Vendor Verification Form

    FSMA Vendor Verification Form

  • FSMA Product Temperature Verification Form

    FSMA Product Temperature Verification Form


Read Stage 1. Pre-Cooling Trailers Process.

Read Stage 2. Loading Trailers.

Read Stage 3. Loading Trailers.

Read Stage 4. Departure and Arrival Process for Loaded Trailers.

Coming next – Departure and Arrival Process for Loaded Trailers

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3 Responses to “BEST PRACTICES FOR REFRIGERATED TRANSPORT©. PART 5. Food Safety and Modernization Act (FSMA) Compliance”

  1. Shaylee Packer

    As you mentioned, when shipping refrigerated items, it is important to document everything to ensure it was all done correctly. My father recently started a ice cream business, and would like to ship it all over the state. I will have to share these shipping tips with him, and see if he has implemented them in his business.

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  2. Eli Richardson

    It’s great that there are regulations to ensure food is transported correctly to avoid it from perishing. One of my uncles is thinking about opening a small restaurant. He loves to cook and always wanted to have a restaurant. He saved some money and is planning on opening in a year, so he’s looking at options to ship the ingredients he needs. That’s why I believe he could benefit from reading this article. Thanks for the information about the sanitary practices the shipping industry needs to follow to ensure the quality of their goods.

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  3. Tex Hooper

    That is pretty cool that you can track sanitation reports for food. I need to make sure that all the food at my 36th birthday party is safe. I’ll have to make sure that everything is refrigerated properly.

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