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 Vehicle Inspection Verification Form
FSMA Pre-Loading Verification Form
FSMA Loading Verification Form
FSMA Vendor Verification Form
FSMA Product Temperature Verification Form
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