The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) just introduced a new food sanitary transportation law recently in the U.S. as an element of the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA). This new food rule demands that shippers and carriers ensure the food they are transporting stays at its proper temperature.
What the FDA Rule Entails
Any person who is involved in the transportation of either human or animal food either by rail or motor vehicle is responsible to follow this new rule. They are required to follow best sanitary transportation practices like cleaning their vehicles adequately between loads, refrigerating food properly and protecting food properly while its being transported.
Tustin, California police have used GPS tracking devices to help them arrest over 100 suspects. Thanks to GPS tracking, they have now been able to use it on pharmaceutical thefts as well.
This year, there has been a series of pharmacy thefts and police were able to catch a couple men who were suspects of these burglaries. They were able to catch the thieves after a GPS tracking device was placed inside a cough syrup bottle.
In the first quarter of 2016, FreightWatch International logistics security service provider reported that there was an increase in U.S. truck cargo theft, but with a decline in the value of each theft. The report showed a 13 percent increase (221) in cargo thefts of the 2015 fourth quarter which indicated it was up 8 percent from the previous year’s first quarter. The average loss value of each theft, however, decreased over 13 percent ($112.467) from the quarter previously as well as a 56 percent decrease from one year before that.