The Food and Drug Administration has proposed establishing new safety standards for those involved in transporting food.

The agency published a notice of its proposal today in the Federal Register, and it is seeking input on writing the new rules.

This is the first step in creating new regulations to govern sanitary practices by shippers, carriers by motor vehicle or rail vehicle, receivers, and others engaged in the transportation of food products.

Among the considerations are ensuring that food in transit is kept at the proper temperatures, food is closely monitored for pests, vehicles are sanitary and in proper working condition, pallets are good quality and sanitary measures are followed loading and unloading the food.

To read the complete article, visit the FDA.