FSMA Checklist: 12 Questions Carriers Should Ask Shippers about FSMA Compliance

FSMA guide for food transportersThe FDA Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) rules around the safe transportation and distribution of food begin to take effect in 2016 and carriers need to take the lead in starting the conversation with shippers on how to achieve compliance.

Temperature controls and sanitation are key requirements that must be addressed. To help you on your way, we’ve identified 12 questions that carriers can discuss with their shippers to begin the compliance process.

1. What are the temperature tolerances for the safety of the different loads? 

2. How will precooling requirements for the loads be communicated?

3. How will temperature control requirements during the transportation process be documented and communicated to the carrier?

4. How will temperature records during the transportation process be communicated to the shipper?

FSMA compliance checklist5. Are there any other records that need be sent to the shipper?

6. In what format should temperature records be communicated to the receiver? …

Download the complete checklist here

For more FSMA resources, including more checklists and the Simplified Guide to FSMA for Food Transporters, visit

Mark Kuiack

Mark Kuiack is Director of Digital Marketing for ORBCOMM. He is responsible for the strategic direction of ORBCOMM's web and social media presence, and has over 15 years of experience in marketing and writing about various technology applications.

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