The goal of the sanitary transportation rule is to prevent practices during transportation that create food safety risks, such as failure to properly refrigerate food, inadequate cleaning of vehicles between loads, and failure to properly protect food.
The rule builds on existing regulations and establishes requirements that transporters use sanitary practices to ensure the safety of food. The rule creates requirements for shippers, loaders, carriers by motor or rail vehicle, and receivers involved in transporting human food. The rule does not apply to transportation by ship or air. As part of its FSMA webinar series, ASTA presented a FSMA Webinar on Sanitary Transportation and Intentional Adulteration Final Rules.