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Ready for FSMA Sanitary Transportation Rule? IDFA Can Help

Apr 27, 2016
Michael Kashtock, Ph.D., Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition, FDA

Earlier this month, the Food and Drug Administration published the final rule on the sanitary transportation of human and animal food under the Food Safety Modernization Act. This rule will require dairy foods shippers, carriers and receivers to establish procedures that create appropriate conditions and controls to prevent foods from becoming unsafe during transportation.

The rule builds on safeguards established in the 2005 Sanitary Food Transportation Act.

To help dairy companies understand how the rule can affect current company operations and prepare for compliance, IDFA is hosting a new webinar. The “FSMA Webinar: Sanitary Transportation of Human and Animal Food Rule” will be held May 11, 10:00-11:30 a.m. Eastern time.

The webinar will focus on the applicability of the rule to dairy companies and explain the rule’s pending waiver for the transportation of Grade “A” milk and milk products that are regulated by the Pasteurized Milk Ordinance. Additional topics include:

  • How to ensure that vehicles and equipment are maintained in an appropriate sanitary condition;
  • How to ensure that foods are maintained under adequate temperature control; and
  • How to incorporate practices for cleaning and sanitizing equipment between loads.


The featured speakers will be Michael Kashtock, Ph.D., consumer safety officer, division of Plant and Dairy Food Safety, Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition at FDA, and Elizabeth Fawell, counsel, Hogan Lovells US LLP. John Allan, IDFA vice president of regulatory affairs and international standards, will moderate the webinar.

Elizabeth Fawell, Hogan Lovells US LLP
Fawell navigates the detailed and often complex regulatory issues confronting food companies and helps them understand both the rules and the various risks involved so that they can make informed business decisions. She works with every segment of the food industry, including manufacturers, distributors, retailers, restaurants and foodservice. She is also a Preventive Controls Qualified Individual (PCQI) and has completed the Food Safety Preventive Controls Alliance PCQI training.

Michael Kashtock, Ph.D., Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition, FDA
During his 35-year career at FDA, Kashtock has managed staff responsible for the development of food safety and food labeling regulations, addressing such issues as Hazard Analysis Critical Control Point, pesticide residues and chemical contaminants in foods, and has advised senior management on these matters. He also served as the coordinator of food packaging programs for the National Food Processors Association from 1986 to 1990.

For more information, contact Emily Lyons, IDFA director of regulatory affairs and counsel, at

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