Introduction to FSMA
What is the FSMA?
The Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA), published in 2011, is the most sweeping reform of US food safety laws in more than 70 years. The aim of FSMA is to prevent food safety problems rather than reacting to them. The FSMA contains 7 foundational rules, including the Sanitary Transportation of Human and Animal Foods, known as the STF Rule. The goal of the STF rule is to prevent practices that create food safety risks during transportation.
If you are a shipper, receiver, loader, or carrier of food products for human or animal consumption, then the STF rule most likely applies to you.