This section of the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) mandates that the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) draft regulations regarding the sanitary transportation of food. This was a preexisting responsibility that had not been executed. The FDA was first mandated to draft these regulations by the Sanitary Food Transportation Act of 2005. To fulfill this mandate, the FDA has drafted proposed regulations. Michael R. Taylor, Deputy Commissioner for Foods, succinctly describes the regulations:
Certain shippers, carriers, and receivers engaged in transporting food by motor or rail vehicles would be required to follow common sense sanitary practices, such as properly refrigerating food, adequately cleaning vehicles between loads, and properly protecting food during transportation.
Section 111 applies to both food for humans and food for animals. This primer only addresses the impact on human food.