food safety modernization act

Food Recalls Grow 10% in US-Pig Ear Dog Treats Latest Victim

Food Recalls Grow 10% in US-Pig Ear Dog Treats Latest Victim

Between 2013 and 2018, the number of food recalls issued within the United States grew by 10%, with 2016 having the greatest number of annual recalls at 905.(1)   

The Food Safety Modernization Act

The Food Safety Modernization Act

The Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) defines a new standard of safety measures for delivering food and beverages, one that ensures higher sanitization in the freight industry.  Created from industry best practices and signed into law in 2011, the FSMA actually gives shippers opportunities to reduce costs and improve operations.

Compliance Date Draws Near for Food Safety Modernization Act’s Sanitary Transportation Rule

Compliance Date Draws Near for Food Safety Modernization Act’s Sanitary Transportation Rule

April 6th marks the day shippers, carriers, brokers, receivers, and loaders will need to comply with the sanitary transportation portion of the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA).

Food and Medical Syringe Recalls Issued Due to Contamination Concerns

Food and Medical Syringe Recalls Issued Due to Contamination Concerns

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) report that nearly 48 million Americans are the victim of foodborne illnesses each year. 1  Food can become contaminated from a variety of means including environmental contamination (chemicals that are released into the air can enter food products), contamination during processing, the development of natural toxins on food crops due to climatic conditions, improper safety methods during transport, storage, packaging, and other levels of the supply chain process, and of course, adulteration (which is especially seen in stolen cargo situations). 2

Trucking Industry Updates: FSMA, Weight Increases, CSA Scores, Pilot Programs for Young Drivers

Trucking Industry Updates: FSMA, Weight Increases, CSA Scores, Pilot Programs for Young Drivers

Food Safety Modernization Act

On January 4th, 2011, the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) was signed into law by President Obama, making it the first significant food safety reform in over 70 years. The FSMA consists of seven rules: