Buenos Aires-based The Cambridge Business Group has certified Latin American member exporters and importers to the Sanitary Cold Chain’s TransCert (transportation certification) standards for Food Safety Modernization Act compliance.
Sanitary Cold Chain, a division of Ryan Systems Inc., has offices in Salinas and Canyon Lake, Calif.
“The TransCert system requires transportation suppliers to meet management, HACCP (Hazard Analysis Critical Control Points), sanitation, temperature monitoring, traceability and training standards,” John Ryan, president of Ryan Systems and the Sanitary Cold Chain, said in a news release. Certification allows participants to carry the TransCert Certified logo on reefers, containers and other means of food transport.
Expectations for shippers, carriers and receivers pursuing certification include developing procedures and work instructions; training personnel; and preparing for an external transportation food safety audit. Training modules are online.
The Cambridge Business Group coordinates a Latin American network of food safety, quality, environment, occupational health and safety, laboratory and information security consultants, inspectors and auditors. It has lead and external auditors in Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Uruguay, Bolivia, Ecuador, Peru, Mexico, Dominican Republic, Columbia, Central America, Venezuela and Italy.