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New regulations pose a threat to food and beverage cargo shipments

Globalization has created a vast new range of opportunities for the food and beverage industry.  But with increasing globalization comes an increasingly complex landscape of regulations. And the food and beverage industry remains one of the most heavily regulated in the world.

The Safe Quality Food (SQF) program, Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Points (HACCP) Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) and the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) 22000 are just some of the new regulations you will have to contend with. There are also swathes of EU and FDA regulation to negotiate. Keeping on top of these and other regulations across all jurisdictions is a huge task but it is essential to ensure you are compliant to protect your brand’s integrity, not to mention human health.

With so much at stake, enforcement authorities take their work extremely seriously and food and beverage shipments routinely attract significantly more attention than less sensitive cargos. In this environment, where there are high levels of close inspection, it is vital to ensure that they also meet the regulatory requirements relating to cargo protection. An inadequately protected shipment not only risks damage in transit but also faces the prospect of delay which could lead to spoilage or, in a worst-case scenario, total rejection and loss. This is why it is vital that you work with a cargo protection expert that understands all the relevant local and international regulations wherever your shipment is going.

No one is better prepared to protect your cargo than Cordstrap. We are the only truly global cargo protection specialist with a full range of cargo protection systems  and methodologies that have been approved by the world’s most stringent regulatory bodies including Germanischer Lloyd, the International Maritime Organisation, Mariterm AB and the American Association of Railroads. Operating in more than 50 countries around the world, we have an unrivalled knowledge of local requirements. Our expert support teams work in every potential area of your supply chain, we can ensure that all your logistics teams are fully informed and trained to deliver compliantly secured shipments to any destination on the planet.

Our goal is to ensure that your supply chain is as efficient as possible at every stage and that your cargo is totally protected. Whether it’s fresh fruit and vegetables, canned, bottles or cardboard packed, your load times, securing processes and overall handling must be at optimal efficiency and right first time, every time at every site. Cordstrap’s global teams of dedicated food & beverage cargo protection experts can advise on everything from the latest innovations in container securing to moisture control solutions that will ensure that even your most delicate products arrive at their destination in perfect condition.

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