The American Feed Industry Association (AFIA) issued a statement on January 31 from Richard Sellers, senior vice president of legislative and regulatory affairs, regarding the sanitary transportation proposed rule.

"The American Feed Industry Association is pleased with the timely pre-publication of the seventh Food Safety Modernization Act proposed rule. The proposed sanitary transportation rule is set to be published in the Federal Register on Tuesday, February 4. The feed industry is included in the rule - specifically requirements for shippers, carriers by motor vehicle or rail, receivers, and others engaged in food transportation - as its purpose is to ensure human and animal food is transported under safe conditions," Sellers said.


"AFIA will review the proposed rule and will comment accordingly with the May 31 deadline. AFIA will continue to work cohesively with FDA during the rulemaking process to ensure the transportation rule as well as the other FSMA rules pertaining to the feed industry address the concerns of the industry."