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Food Safety Consultants and Ryan Systems Join Forces to Offer Transcert Certification to Food Transporters to Satisfy FDA Food Supply Chain Audit Trail Requirements

Press Release   •   Aug 02, 2012 19:06 IST

Food Safety Consultants and Ryan Systems have formed a strategic partnership to offer affordable TransCert certification solutions to food transporters who must comply with the FDA’s new guidelines for record keeping and traceability within the food supply chain.

San Diego, CA (USA), August 01, 2012 -- Food Safety Consultants (www.CertificationFoodSafety.com) and Ryan Systems (www.RyanSystems.com) have formed a strategic partnership to offer affordable TransCert certification solutions to food transporters who must comply with the FDA’s new guidelines for record keeping and traceability within the food supply chain. This will make it easier for air freight forwarders, rail, truck fleets, handlers and air cargo transporters to addressFDA requirements for food safety, sanitation, temperature monitoring,and shipment traceability.

TransCert (Transportation Certification) is an industry certification that requires food transportation handlers to establish HACCP (Hazard Analysis Critical Control Point)plans and meet sanitation, temperature control traceability, and record keeping reporting requirements established by the FDA under the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA).

In compliance with the FDA’s drive for prevention and safety within the food industry, HACCP planning, implementation and corrective actions are the accepted means to preventing food illness outbreaks. The FDA’s new food safety supply chain model is intended to drive liability and HACCP compliance through all food supply chain handling operations. Newly established administrative rules require food container recordkeeping, traceability and reporting to reduce recalls resulting from adulteration and cross contamination occurring during food transportation.

Responding to theseimperatives and others to be established by the FSMA, Dr. John Ryan, who recently retired as the quality assurance administrator for the Hawaii State Department of Agriculture and is now president of Ryan Systems, established the TransCert standardtosatisfy current and expected FDA food safety requirements for the nation’s food supply chain. Ryan has played a lead role in launching the Sanitary Cold Chain (www.SanitaryColdChain.com), which is designed to provide transportation certification services for truck, rail and other food transportation handlers.

Ryan observes, “Interior wash, sanitation and testing stations; Global Positioning System (GPS) tracking; Radio Frequency Identification (RFID); and other sensor enabled temperature and humidity monitoring technologies have been tested by Ryan Systems to establish transportation sanitation and traceability standards for food transporters. The TransCert standard provides guidance and a cold chain audit base line for food transporters. Food Safety Consultants (FSC) adds strong HACCP consulting experience to help clients prepare for an independent TransCert audit thatverifies procedures and record-keeping to satisfy FDA food safety requirements.”

A business unit of Pacific Sunrise Ventures LLC, Food Safety Consultants (FSC) hasseasoned experts to help companies in the food supply chain prepare for certification audits under Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI) benchmarked standards. “Applying our capabilities to food transporters is a logical step for us,” notes Al Kernek, FSC co-founder, “Our consultants are HACCP experts and Ryan Systems has RFID temperature monitoring and recall traceability expertise. His company is also able to provide food container sanitation resources and guidance. Together, we offerinclusivesolutionsto food transporters which providedocumented proof of food supply chain safety. This is invaluable datawhen it comes to satisfying audit trail demands of FDA inspectors and reducing company liability, which is why a TransCert certification is quickly gaining awareness among food transporters.”

Air freight forwarders, rail, truck fleets, handlers and air cargo food transporters interested in achieving the TransCert certification may contact Food Safety Consultants at 888-799-2678 Extension 1 or Ryan System at (951) 746-2294 for information.

About Pacific Sunrise Ventures LLC
Pacifica Eureka LLC is headquartered in San Diego, California. Its founders each bring over thirty years of professional experience in sales, marketing, consulting and international standardization. Learn more by visiting the Food Safety Consultants website at http://www.CertificationFoodSafety.com or email contact at info@CertificationFoodSafety.com.

Pacific Sunrise Ventures LLC Media Contact: Al Kernek, Co-Founder, Phone: (888) 799-2678 x700, Email: akernek@CertificationFoodSafety.com

About Ryan Systems:
Ryan Systems provides integrated food safety and traceability quality control solutions for the transportation sector and for the producers, retailers and processors that depend on transportation services. The company specializes in supply chain compliance and delivery control and helps supply chain clients guarantee the safety and quality of delivered products. Learn more by visiting their website at http://www.RyanSystems.com or email contact at jryan@ryansystems.com.

Ryan Systems Media Contact: John Ryan, PhD, President, Phone: (951) 746-2294, Email: jryan@ryansystems.com

Press & Media Contact:
Al Kernek, Co-Founder
Pacific Sunrise Ventures LLC
8677 Villa La Jolla Dr. #123;
La Jolla, CA 92037
(888) 799-2678 x700
akernek@CertificationFoodSafety.com
http://www.CertificationFoodSafety.com