Safety & Compliance
Legislative & Regulatory Solutions
Food Safety Compliance
The Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) offers a more effective prevention of food safety issues in the U.S. food supply. FSMA is a comprehensive top-to-bottom overhaul of the United States food safety regulatory framework and touches every segment of the produce business supply chain from farm-to-fork. The Food & Drug Administration (FDA) has proposed seven major regulations. The regulations affect how produce is grown, packed, processed, shipped and imported into the U.S. PLM's team consists of FSMA experts who understand the regulations and can offer:
- Food Safety Modernization Act compliance
- ColdLink Temperature documentation/ monitoring
- Electronic data retention
- Smartway compliant
Are you compliant? Download PLM's FSMA Compliance Check List.
PLM offers a training platform that will keep customers in compliance with government regulations and TrainingLink platform, allowing customers to stay at the forefront of changing industry standards and regulatory compliance.
FSMA Training - Powered by Iron Apple, this training facilitates compliance with the STF Rule by teaching trainees how to maintain sanitary conditions, monitor temperatures and properly operate the Transport Refrigeration Unit (“TRU”). Online training classes can be accessed by smartphones, tablet, laptop or desktop computers through Iron Apple's eClassroom. Training documentation and certificates of completion are stored on this platform, which meets the STF Rule requirements for food safety training for drivers, operations and brokers for motor carriers and distribution centers.
Access to PLM's FSMA Training and Compliance eClassroom can be accessed by clicking the link below.
Refrigerated Transportation Best Practices Guide
The Food and Drug Administration's (FDA) final rule for the Sanitary Transportation of Human and Animal Food (STF), which became effective on June 6, 2016, established requirements for shippers, loaders, rail or motor carriers, and receivers involved in transporting human and animal food. The goal of the STF is to prevent transportation practices that create food safety risks, such as failure to properly refrigerate food, inadequate cleaning of vehicles between loads, and failure to properly protect food.
To help key industry stakeholders stay in compliance with the rule, PLM, in conjunction with the International Refrigerated Transportation Association (IRTA), a Core Partner of GCCA, developed the IRTA Refrigerated Transportation Best Practices Guide. The guide was developed primarily for refrigerated carriers utilizing truck, trailer and multi-temperature means of transporting food. Select a category below to download this free guide.