On January 31, 2014, as part of the ongoing rulemaking changes required by the Food Safety Modernization Act, FDA issued a proposed rule relating to the sanitary transportation of human and animal food.  The rule will require “certain shippers, receivers, and carriers who transport food by motor or rail vehicles to take steps to prevent the contamination of human and animal food during transportation.”  The rule also creates criteria for sanitary practices, including refrigeration, vehicle cleaning, protecting food during transportation and training and recordkeeping.  Comments are due by May 31, 2014.  Stay tuned to Digest for more commentary about the proposed rule.