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Final FSMA Transportation Rule Released

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On Tuesday, the Food and Drug Administration announced the final transportation rule under the Food Safety Modernization Act. While not yet published in the Federal Register, the rule will go into effect 60 days after publication. The rule establishes requirements for shippers, loaders, carriers, and receivers involved in transporting human and animal food to use sanitary practices to ensure food safety. The requirements do not apply to transportation by ship or air because of limitations in the law. The earliest compliance dates for some companies begin one year after final publication of the rule in the Federal Register. While the rule has yet to be published, it appears the FDA complied with the court order which required the FDA to finish the rule by the end of March.

Source: NAFB News Service