The firm said it spent three years developing a program with the Canadian Trucking Alliance (CTA), which it claims is the only government approved food safety Preventive Control Plan in North America.
The software, known as the Trucking Food Safety Program, and certification service is for compliance with new Canadian and US federal regulations which require a written Preventive Control Plan for companies transporting food across the US/Canadian or inter provincial borders.
It also avoids the risk of being stopped at the border, hefty fines, or jail time.
Iron Apple International entered into a service arrangement with SAI Global to conduct compliance audits and training for companies using the Trucking Food Safety Program.
SAI Global's certification process and mobile audit program will assure the trucking firm, customers and federal governments that their Preventive Control Plan meets federal requirements.
“We are proud to be joining Iron Apple and the Canadian Trucking Alliance in ensuring transport companies get the expertise and services in this important part of the supply chain – food transportation and helping enable consumers across North America to have more confidence in their food safety,” said Paul Damaren, head of retail Agri-Food, Americas at SAI Global.