What is the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA)?
The Food Safety Modernization Act is a 2011 law that ensures that the US food supply is safe by shifting the focus from responding to contamination to preventing it from occurring in the first place. It includes a rule on Sanitary Transportation of Human and Animal Food (STF) to protect foods from contamination during transportation. This rule regulates how various foods are transported and includes a requirement for transporters to have a refrigeration temperature monitoring system in place that collects data on each shipment.
The law states that the shipper/receiver and carrier can agree to a temperature monitoring mechanism for foods that require temperature control for safety and that carriers are required to demonstrate that they maintained requested temperature conditions upon request.
How GPS Insight can help
GPS Insight uses temperature sensors that are installed into the trailer to give you real-time temperature data along each route of each load that is transported. These sensors are connected to trailer tracking devices, which will give you the ability to monitor your trailer utilization as well. Our software will also allow you to receive real-time alerts on temperature whether it falls below or rises above a certain temperature threshold that you select. We give you quality control tool needed for the goods you are transporting.