The ‘Sanitary Transportation of Human and Animal Food‘ rule of the FDA is directed at “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.” The food safety rules became effective on April 6, 2017 for brokers and shippers who have more than 500 employees, as well as motor carriers with $27.5 million in annual receipts or more. For all other businesses who are covered under the rule, the effective date of the requirements is April 6, 2018.

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