In 2016 the FDA finalized rules to implement the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) which focus on clear specific actions to prevent food borne illnesses from improper storage of transported food. The goal is to focus on ending practices that could create safety risks along the supply chain, ensuring that food does not become compromised during shipment. The Sanitary Transportation of Human and Animal Food directly impacts the way shippers, receivers, carriers, and loaders must monitor, document and report temperature and cleanliness of their equipment.
Shippers and carriers must keep a constant log of the temperature of the inside of the vehicle through all stages of shipment. They should also implement documented procedures to ensure equipment is constantly working properly. Loaders must determine each mechanically refrigerated cold-storage compartment is adequately prepared, including pre-cooling. They should also be aware of the shipper’s temperature requirements for adequate food storage.
The best way to ensure you are compliant with the FSMA is to have a refrigerated monitoring system that seamlessly integrates with your tracking solution and provides real time data and notifications.
CyntrX offers the most comprehensive refrigeration monitoring solution available to the food transport industry to ensure you meet the new standards.
The CyntrX LinX hardware will monitor multiple zones in refrigerated containers and trucks and provide full visibility and integration with the Carrier Transicold and Thermo King (with Blule Box) units on the vehicle. See real time alerts when temperatures depart from set points in multiple zones, ambient air temperatures and battery voltage, switch-on hours as well as a full vehicle telematics system with engine diagnostics for the truck.