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Don’t Be Fooled on April 1st – Be Ready for the New Food Safety Laws

Date:  Wednesday, January 27, 2016  |  Time:  1:00pm – 2:00pm  EST

The Ontario Trucking Association, in partnership with Iron Apple is pleased to offer a one-hour webinar on the new food safety laws coming into effect April 1st.

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) and US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) are introducing new regulations, effective April 1, 2016 for processing, storage, shipping, and transport of food products within North America.

Although these regulations do not impact trucking directly, carriers’ customers will likely expect their transportation providers that move human and animal food products to have a written food safety preventative controls plan in place.  While many carriers today have a variety of mechanisms to ensure safe food transport, the new regulations present more stringent requirements related to certification, third party verification and record keeping.

The Canadian Trucking Alliance and Iron Apple International (formerly Kasar International) have developed a Hazard Analysis Critical Control Points (HACCP) Trucking Program.  Iron Apple’s Trucking Food Safety Program (TFSP) will ensure highway carriers meet all standards and requirements for sanitary transportation of food.  The Iron Apple TFSP is 100 per cent compliant with new regulations and their certificate of compliance is based on the regulations in Canada and the USA.  The program will also minimize waiting time for drivers (HOS) by keeping food safety records electronically.

Carriers in the food transport business or interested in moving into that sector are encouraged to attend this one-hour webinar to:

* Learn why it is important to be compliant;
* Understand the new regulations and how it will affect your current and future business and its impact to your customers (shippers);
* Learn about the CTA-Iron Apple Food Safety Program (cost, implementation, service and maintenance);
* Determine your next steps to be compliant;
* Know what is involved in training your employees;
* Learn what you can do to be ready before the dates are in effect and the benefits of doing this early.

There is no charge to attend this webinar, but you have to register.  We strongly recommend you to encourage your employees who are involved in this part of your business to attend.