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Food safety compliance is paramount at Penske Logistics, whose associates are responsible for handling food product for thousands of customers in the food and beverage industry.

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After the U.S. Food & Drug Administration’s Food Safety Modernization Act was signed into law in 2011, the food and beverage industry needed to comply with a number of new regulations and improve upon existing best practices, to further ensure that the public’s food supply would remain safe.

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Properly spec’d, well-maintained trucks and equipment. The latest on-board technology. A collaborative relationship between shippers and carriers. These are all elements that help support compliance with the Food Safety Modernization Act, and they have long been hallmarks of Penske Logistics’ service to customers.

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The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has finalized the Food Safety Modernization Act’s (FSMA) Intentional Adulteration Rule, marking the completion of all seven major rules that implement the core of FSMA.

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As a result of growing consumer demand, increasing regulatory oversight and challenging economics, food suppliers, distributors and retailers are working to ensure that their fresh supply chains are operating as efficiently as possible.

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Penske Logistics executives Andy Moses and Tom Scollard will present “Optimizing the Fresh Supply Chain: From Supplier to Store” at the Global Cold Chain Expo, to be held June 20 to 22 in Chicago.

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New regulations, e-commerce, and increasing customer preferences for fresh, wholesome foods are all having a sweeping impact on the food supply chains of leading grocers, convenience stores, quick serve restaurants, retailers, and foodservice distributors. Penske Logistics and Food Logistics Magazine have teamed up with several leading experts to produce a special digital edition of the magazine that addresses many of the food industry's top industry trends, including: Food Safety Modernization Act, omni-channel fulfillment, fresh channel strategies, the state of the logistic industry, and much more.

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The Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA)Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) will affect the entire supply chain, bringing sweeping changes to everyone from growers to warehouse operators and motor carriers. The FDA is required to begin issuing its final rules related to the act in August, with each requirement taking effect one year from its publication.

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On February 5, 2015, the FDA published a proposed sanitary transportation rule, which it is mandated to do under the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA). The proposed rule seeks to apply a risk-based approach to prevent practices that create food safety issues, such as inadequate temperature control and failure to protect food properly during transportation.

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