Date: Mar 11, 2014
FSMA transportation rules are being discussed by the WG Board.

At the Western Growers Board meeting in Sacramento this week, the Transportation Committee will be discussing the Food and Drug Administration’s proposed transportation rule under the Food Safety Modernization Act.  It will require 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.

WG’s Director of Transportation Ken Gilliland said, for the most part, the proposal features common sense practices that most shippers and others along the supply chain are already practicing.  Nonetheless, he urged all members to look at the proposal on the FDA website and forward concerns and comments to Gilliland (

He said Western Growers staff would begin preparing its comments on the proposed rule later this month to ensure compliance with the comment deadline of May 31, 2014.

For more information or to voice your opinion, please contact Ken Gilliland at 949-885-2267.

WG Staff Contact

Ken Gilliland
Director, International Trade & Transportation

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