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Sanitation & Transportation Guidance Documents & Regulatory Information

Guidance Documents

Guidance documents contain nonbinding recommendations


The Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition (CFSAN) and the Center for Veterinary Medicine (CVM) are working together (see the 2010 Advance Notice of Proposed Rulemaking) to implement the Sanitary Food Transportation Act of 2005. The Sanitary Food Transportation Act of 2005 requires that FDA prescribe sanitary transportation practices to ensure that food (including animal feed) transported by motor vehicle or rail is not transported under conditions that may adulterate the food. This section also contains links to existing regulations and guidance documents that address food transportation.


On this page:

Transportation of Food


Fruits, Vegetables & Juices

Eggs & Dairy Foods

General, Vehicles & Security



Good Manufacturing PracticesImage of the front of two trucks lined up next to each other.

Establishment, Maintenance & Availability of Records

Eggs & Dairy Foods



Transportation of Animal Food & Feed

  • FDA's Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy Page
  • CVM Guidance for Industry 68. Small Entities Compliance Guide for Protein Blenders, Feed Manufacturers, and Distributors (PDF - 31KB) (February 1998)
  • CVM Guidance for Industry 122. Manufacture And Labeling Of Raw Meat Foods For Companion And Captive Noncompanion Carnivores And Omnivores (PDF - 58.7 KB) (Revised November 2004)