The book, published by Elsevier Press, includes FDA and USDA guidance information, standards and certification, and food safety and quality planning procedures to establish a foundation for transportation system prevention, implementation, standardisation, measurement and improvement.
“Guide to Food Safety and Quality During Transportation provides a sound foundation for the improvement of the transportation sector responsible for the movement of food. While food safety agencies have been focused on producer, processor, retail, and restaurant food safety, the industry that moves the food has been largely overlooked. Ensuring trucks and containers are properly cleaned and disinfected, proper maintenance of refrigeration temperatures during transport, and avoiding paperwork delays are all areas of concern. Lack of government oversight has resulted in multiple, non-standardized approaches to food safety that are inspection-dependent,” the publisher says.
“This book focuses specifically on the food movers normally overlooked by today’s food safety auditors, compliance schemes, government agencies, quality control personnel, and transportation executives. It outlines delivery control solutions and provides basic standards designed to protect the transportation industry, as well as addressing problems associated with food transportation and practical solutions that are focused on container sanitation and traceability food safety and quality needs.”
The book it written for those involved in ensuring the safe transport of food commodities, including supply chain management, food safety management and quality management personnel.
If you transport or cause food to be transported, standardizing and controlling transportation processes in order to prevent food adulteration is critical. Your company must have a consistent ability to meet customer and legal food safety compliance requirements. Containers, bins, trays, trailers, tankers, rail cars, reefers, ground and air pallets and other food carrying containers for cleanliness, temperature control, traceability and management record keeping in order to meet U.S. and international food transportation requirements.
It is clear that food container tracking, sanitation, temperature and humidity control and record keeping are becoming supply chain issues requiring increased attention across all company locations.
Introduce your logistics professionals to newly evolving standards and to help them to develop a customized system that will meet today’s logistics needs, satisfy your customer’s food safety requirements and ready your food transportation processes for upcoming legal requirements.
The journey from “Where do we start?” to “We are compliant food safety carriers.” begins with TransCert.
Field Testing to Support Lab Findings
We test traceability and monitoring products and systems for companies that design new solutions and wish to have them tested under actual field conditions. We work with your technology team members to design tests for tags, readers, loggers, recorders, labels and other sensor enabled devices. Lab testing provides early and first-line data regarding product and system performance, but until field testing is completed in pilot projects, most product improvement information is unavailable.
There many supply chain businesses interested in gaining new knowledge and testing new technologies to determine whether or a your solution will work under their shipping and compliance conditions. Our job is to find them, match their requirements to your test needs and present testing opportunities to your staff.
Your Products Tested Under Real World Conditions
Ryan Systems provides quality control testing for technology providers to the transportation sector and for the companies that depend on traceable and controlled transportation services. The company specializes in supply chain compliance and delivery control and helps supply chain clients guarantee the safety and quality of delivered products.
RFID, RF, GPS, Satellite, Cell, Data Loggers, Tags, Readers
We have experience with many types of technology and are happy to combine multiple tests into single runs. This strategy helps to keep test costs low while gaining more information and cross compare results during test cycles.
Local or International Routing
Regardless of the length of testing cycles, we will help install, track and return your equipment along with all relevant data. We work with local and international companies and have tested systems capable of simple to more complex (cell or satellite) over short hauls or through oceanic shipments. Local processed or producer shipments may only cover a few dozen miles via truck into a distribution center before trucking to retail outlets. Pre cool may be involved along with distribution center and retail coolers. Local routes can be tested through any phases selected by your team.
Bins, Pallets, Cases or Containers
Regardless of the size of the shipments or the level of monitoring your products are designed for, we will accommodate testing to cover any and all shipment levels, usually within the same testing cycles.
Air, Truck or Ship
Regardless of the mode of transport, we will work to find the routing needed to help you comply with your customers' requirements. We know that most products move from one mode of transportation to another without notification. We will work to assure that your product is fairly tested in these diverse environments.
Independent Parallel Reporting
Ryan Systems uses separate test equipment to provide an independent reporting structure that allows you to see how your system performs compared to our independent measurements.
Helping You to Find New Markets and Gain Recognition
Our testing results in reports that you may use as white papers, in press releases or for publication in any of your favorite industry trade magazine.
All reporting and testing is confidential and provided to your company to allow you to retain copyrights and distribution rights.
Ryan Systems works closely with our certification body associates at Transportation Certifiers (TransCert.com) to test and certify your installation and maintenance staff and the procedures they use on an ongoing basis. Certification provides your customer base with independent compliance to standards.
Can you meet new FDA record keeping requirements for bins, trays, totes and other containers used to hold and move food?
You should know that the FDA requires these containers to be sanitized, traceable and to have complete records on file.
FSMA tracking and record keeping rules require that pails, bins, trays, totes, carts and other containers used during farm harvests, in packing houses, processing or distribution center handling or in delivery operations are required to be sanitized, traceable and must have records to prove container control. Preventing cross contamination is the name of the game.
We have a fully automated system for sanitizing, tracking and record keeping for small containers used in food handling and moving processes. The system is designed to greatly reduce FSMA impact to man hour and record keeping requirements.
Did you know that your company's success and protection from liability depends on your ability to defend the food safety, quality and traceability that your suppliers and shippers bring to the supply chain? Liability for what you produce, ship, distribute or handle extends both up and downstream from you. If you handle it, grow it, or sell it without knowing the condition of the product, you are the one that is liable.
That's how the new Food Safety Modernization Act views things.
International and local supply chain participants in the food trade marketplace must be able to provide proof of food safety conditions and certification. All members must be able to trace food back to the producer and track it to the customer. All suppliers along the food supply chain must be able to measure and eliminate risks. These are not simple tasks.