Source: FDA

Small Entity Compliance Guides (SECGs) are designed to help small businesses meet federal standards. They are among the resources that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is providing to support compliance with the FDA Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA).

Today, the FDA announced the availability of a SECG to help small businesses understand the requirements of the Final Rule on the Sanitary Transportation of Human and Animal Food (Sanitary Transportation Rule). Small businesses have until April 6, 2018, to comply with the rule.

In the guide, shippers, loaders, carriers and receivers covered by the Sanitary Transportation Rule will find descriptions of the rule requirements in an easy-to-read, question and answer format, that includes information on topics such as training and record keeping. FDA welcomes comments on this SECG. More information on how to comment can be found at

Additional resources such as a fact sheet, Q and A, and a Sanitary Transportation Webinar are available at the homepage for the final Sanitary Transportation Rule.

For more information about all the FSMA rules and the related compliance dates, please visit

More on the Sanitary Transportation Rule:
New FDA Guidance Document Clarifies FSMA's Sanitary Transportation Rule
FDA Announces Three Waivers to Sanitary Transportation Rule
Shippers Bear Primary Responsibility for Safe Transportation of Food