TORONTO, Ont. – New regulations are coming to the shipping, processing, storage and transport of food products April 2016.
Both the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) and U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) will introduce the new set of standards, and although they do not impact trucking directly, carriers’ customers are anticipated to expect their transportation providers to have a food safety preventative controls plan implemented as a result of the new regulations, as they establish stricter requirements related to certification, third-party verification and record keeping.
The Canadian Trucking Alliance has teamed with Iron Apple International to develop the Hazard Analysis Critical Control Points Trucking Program, which will help carriers remain 100% compliant with the new regulations in both Canada and the U.S., as well as minimize waiting time for drivers by retaining food safety records electronically.
Each provincial trucking association will provide a master trainer session in 2016 for industry personnel to become certified in the delivery of Iron Apple’s Trucking Food Safety Program.
Those in the food transport industry or looking to moving to that sector are encouraged to contact Iron Apple a 1-844-485-3330 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.