U.S Code last checked for updates: May 27, 2024
§ 350e.
Sanitary transportation practices
(a)
Definitions
In this section:
(1)
Bulk vehicle
(2)
Transportation
(b)
Regulations
(c)
Contents
The regulations under subsection (b) shall—
(1)
prescribe such practices as the Secretary determines to be appropriate relating to—
(A)
sanitation;
(B)
packaging, isolation, and other protective measures;
(C)
limitations on the use of vehicles;
(D)
information to be disclosed—
(i)
to a carrier by a person arranging for the transport of food; and
(ii)
to a manufacturer or other person that—
(I)
arranges for the transportation of food by a carrier; or
(II)
furnishes a tank vehicle or bulk vehicle for the transportation of food; and
(E)
recordkeeping; and
(2)
include—
(A)
a list of nonfood products that the Secretary determines may, if shipped in a bulk vehicle, render adulterated food that is subsequently transported in the same vehicle; and
(B)
a list of nonfood products that the Secretary determines may, if shipped in a motor vehicle or rail vehicle (other than a tank vehicle or bulk vehicle), render adulterated food that is simultaneously or subsequently transported in the same vehicle.
(d)
Waivers
(1)
In general
The Secretary may waive any requirement under this section, with respect to any class of persons, vehicles, food, or nonfood products, if the Secretary determines that the waiver—
(A)
will not result in the transportation of food under conditions that would be unsafe for human or animal health; and
(B)
will not be contrary to the public interest.
(2)
Publication
(e)
Preemption
(1)
In general
A requirement of a State or political subdivision of a State that concerns the transportation of food is preempted if—
(A)
complying with a requirement of the State or political subdivision and a requirement of this section, or a regulation prescribed under this section, is not possible; or
(B)
the requirement of the State or political subdivision as applied or enforced is an obstacle to accomplishing and carrying out this section or a regulation prescribed under this section.
(2)
Applicability
(f)
Assistance of other agencies
(June 25, 1938, ch. 675, § 416, as added Pub. L. 109–59, title VII, § 7202(b), Aug. 10, 2005, 119 Stat. 1911.)
cite as: 21 USC 350e