The Food & Drug Administration unveiled details of a new food safety proposal Friday that would establish guidelines for food distributors.
Many in the industry have described food transportation as the Wild West because of how little federal oversight there is. A patchwork of state laws currently regulate food transportation. Now, that’s expected to change with the FDA’s proposed Rules on Sanitary Transportation of Human and Animal Food.
The change is part of the Food Safety Modernization Act, which the FDA calls “the most sweeping reform of our food safety laws in more than 70 years.” The FDA estimates it will affect 83,609 businesses engaged in food transportation.