March 30, 2017

New FDA Sanitary Transportation of Human and Animal Food Requirements for Loader/Shippers

On April 6, 2017, the FDA Rule on Sanitary Transportation of Human and Animal Food became effective. With some exceptions, the rule applies to shippers, receivers, loaders, and carriers who transport food in the United States by motor or rail vehicle. Shippers, receivers, or carriers that have less than $500,000 in average annual revenue are exempt from the rule. Transportation activities performed by a farm are also exempt.

Motor carriers that are not also shippers and/or receivers, employing fewer than 500 persons and having less than $27.5 million in annual receipts, DO NOT HAVE TO COMPLY with this rule until April 6, 2018.

Yesterday, WGs’ Director of Transportation and International Trade Ken Gilliland highlighted the responsibilities of shipper/loaders in the Tommy O blog. In case you missed it, check out the Tommy’s blog to see how the rule affects shippers, receivers, loaders, and carriers.

For more information contact Ken Gilliland at (949) 885-2267.