The Agreement on the International Carriage of Perishable Foodstuffs and on the Special Equipment to be Used for such Carriage (ATP), governs inland refrigerated transportation of frozen food and chilled meat, poultry, dairy, fish, seafood, and fresh-cut vegetable products, primarily between European countries that signed the ATP. AMS provides certification upon request for U.S. refrigerated transportation equipment exported to those countries.
USDA’s Food Safety and Inspection Service and Agricultural Marketing Service, and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Food and Drug Administration provide guidance to ensure that meat, poultry, egg products, and other perishable foodstuffs do not become adulterated during transportation.
- FSIS Safety and Security Guidelines for the Transportation and Distribution of Meat, Poultry, and Egg Products (pdf)
- AMS Protecting Perishable Foods during Transport by Truck (pdf)
- Prevention of Salmonella Enteritidis in Shell Eggs during Production, Storage, and Transportation (pdf)
- Sanitary Transportation of Food
- Dairy Farms, Bulk Milk Transporters, Bulk Milk Transfer Stations and Fluid Milk Processors Food Security Preventive Measures Guidance
- Food Producers, Processors, and Transporters: Food Security Preventive Measures Guidance
- Bulk Transport of Juice Concentrates and Certain Shelf Stable Juices
- A Notice from the Food and Drug Administration to Growers, Food Manufacturers, Food Warehouse Managers, and Transporters of Food Products on Decontamination of Transport Vehicles
- Food Safety Modernization Act Proposed Rule on Sanitary Transportation of Human and Animal Food