Meeting the new FDA requirements: Sanitary Transportation of Human and Animal Food

This one-day professional workshop covers the new FDA requirements for Sanitary Transportation of Human and Animal Food under the 2011 Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA). The new regulations include vehicles and transportation equipment, transportation operations, training and records. Compliance dates for businesses are fast approaching, with most companies required to be compliant by April 2017. Industry professionals must keep abreast of the changes and be aware of the implications to their sector of the food industry.

Learn how to apply the requirements within your current management system, and improve the safety and quality of overall operations as a result. With a focus on practical techniques and risk assessment, we will discuss the implications of the final rule and what it means to shippers, carriers and receivers involved in the transportation of food at any level. This course is a general knowledge overview that is not intended to replace the FSPCA FDA recognized curriculum, which has not yet been released. Because the law goes into effect before the training will be available, we are offering this course as an option for those who need to be compliant now and need practical knowledge and techniques for designing systems.

Our uniquely qualified instructors have decades of experience in the food safety industry between them. Debby Newslow is a published author and well-known food safety professional who has owned her own training and consulting firm since 1997. Susan Moyers, Ph.D. is an expert in dietary supplements and regulatory compliance, as well as a registered dietician who also holds an MPH. Ron Schmidt, Ph.D. is Professor Emeritus at the University of Florida Department of Food Science and Human Nutrition. All three are qualified to teach this course through years of experience in many industries and a complete understanding of both HACCP and FSMA.

Upon completion of this course, you will have a more complete understanding of the new requirements and how they relate to your individual situation. The Food Safety Modernization Act, or FSMA, is completely changing the way we think about the transportation and distribution of human and animal food. Many professionals across the food industry are concerned about the changes this rule will require in their day-to-day operations as well as new requirements for management systems. This course will explain the applicability of the requirements and how to tailor your food safety system to meet them. Training materials include a comprehensive manual, slides, explanations of key terms and concepts, and reference materials to help you communicate requirements to your staff. Participants will receive a professional certificate upon completion.

Who Must Comply with the Hazard Analysis and Preventive Controls Rule? The final rule applies to shippers, receivers, loaders and carriers who transport food in the United States by motor or rail vehicle, whether or not the food is offered for or enters interstate commerce.

As with all D. L. Newslow & Associates, Inc. courses, the attendees are encouraged to bring their company’s programs to review during breakout sessions. Please feel free to ask any specific questions that may relate to their organization and food sector of interest.



Quality, Food Safety, and HACCP managers; food safety HACCP team leaders and team members; those responsible for compliance, warehouse and shipping managers, system implementation associates (i.e. ISO, FSSC, SQF, BRC, IFS, etc.), regulatory managers; associates of firms that ship, receive, or transport food in any capacity; and any associates responsible for shipping and transportation in the food industry. Even experienced food safety managers should take this course as it covers new information never before available in any course or workshop.


  • An understanding of the requirements of FSMA requirements for Sanitary Transportation of Human and Animal Food and how these requirements apply to your organization and industry sector
  • Criteria used to identify and implement specific quality and food safety controls for your organization
  • Requirements for shippers, carriers, and receivers at any stage from farm to table and how these can be integrated into your current Food Safety and Quality Management System
  • Practical applications, common challenges, and pitfalls


This course is offered at our professional training facility located in beautiful Orlando, Florida. Refer to the registration descriptions for locations, dates and times. If you are interested in having us present a customized workshop specifically designed for your organization at your site, please call us at (407) 290-2754.